Swedish parliamentarian Asa Eriksson told VOD in an interview that Cambodia was “breaking the rules” of the “Everything But Arms” duty-free trade scheme with the E.U. by disrespecting human rights, which could not be tolerated.
In an interview in Phnom Penh on Thursday, Eriksson, a member of Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party, said the rights situation was bad when she visited Phnom Penh three years ago, citing “shrinking space for civil society” and “disrespect of almost all human rights.”
“But now I can see and I have heard from many different organizations that it’s even worse,” Eriksson said.
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