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Hun Manet Warns Troops of Opposition Attempts to Sow Dissension

Army Commander Hun Manet asked troops to be wary of opposition groups attempting to sow dissent among the ranks in an attempt to destroy peace, which is a thinly-veiled reference to Sam Rainsy’s past calls for the military to disobey orders if asked to kill Cambodian citizens.

Afraid to ‘Like’: Arrests, Surveillance Smother Facebook Defiance

Lim Kimsor says she is tired after years of activism — of receiving threats from authorities, being blocked from gatherings with local communities, and, most of all, seeing people become fearful of engaging with her.

The OHCHR Calls for Cambodia to Stop Measures against Activists

The United Nations’ Spokesperson of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sept. 11 issued a statement calling on the Cambodian government to put an end to measures taken against human-rights and environmental-rights activists over the last few months.

UN Agency Condemns Cambodia’s Repression of Human Rights Defenders

The U.N. human rights office is condemning what it calls growing repressive measures by the Cambodian government that stifles freedom of expression and assembly practiced by the country's human rights defenders.

UN calls for release of human rights activists in Cambodia

A group of women in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, held a small but spirited protest Friday demanding the release of their detained...

Cambodia: Free Detained Youth, Environmental Activists

End de Facto Ban on Phnom Penh Protests.

‘Bamboo Shoot’ Hun Manet Stands In for Father at Military Ceremony

Hun Manet presided over a military ceremony in lieu of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday, making a speech in front of government ministers and high-ranking officials in what one analyst said was a display of his intention to eventually succeed his father.

Sentencing of Cambodian Opposition Activist Raises Fears of New Round of Jailings

The jailing of a former provincial official of the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party for five years on treason charges for supporting an abortive 2019 plan by CNRP leader Sam Rainsy to return to the country has raised fears that more oppositions will suffer the same fate.

Cambodia jails another activist as crackdown widens

A Cambodian activist has been imprisoned for five years on a charge of plotting to overthrow the government, a court said on Thursday, bringing to 17 the number of Prime Minister Hun Sen's opponents detained or convicted since late July.

Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Call for Expedited Hearing

Following a report from government-friendly media suggesting Sokha’s trial could be delayed by four years, his legal team have called for expedited proceedings.

In Activists’ Arrests, Some See Scared Gov’t, CPP Says It Has No Fear

A recent wave of arrests of youth activists show the government’s fear of outspoken dissidents, and the potential for small demonstrations to become large-scale protests, political activists and analysts say, while a ruling party official denied any such fear yet suggested that the CPP intended to put out a “fire” before it spread.

Ex-CNRP Jailed for 5 Years for Plotting; Six Others Summoned to Trial

Ex-CNRP members in two provinces were jailed or summoned to trial over old charges of incitement and plotting, with authorities relitigating cases related to party founder Sam Rainsy’s failed promise to return to the country last year and other campaigns promoted by party leaders living in exile abroad.

Vietnam, Cambodia enhance effectiveness of defence cooperation mechanism

Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich held a phone discussion with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh on September 8 to review bilateral defence cooperation in the recent past and define directions for the time ahead.

Kong Korm calls on former CNRP bigwigs to unite against CPP

Kong korm, a former senior advisor to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) wrote an open letter to former lawmaker Ou Chanrath and Son Chhay inviting them to discuss a way to compete with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in the coming elections.

A Youth Leader and a Buddhist Monk Are Arrested and Charged over Plans to...

They intended to organize a protest in Phnom Penh to call for the release of union leader Rong Chhun.

Authorities Declare Protest Groups Illegal as More Activists Arrested

Three activists — including a monk — were arrested over two days at a series of small protests ongoing in Phnom Penh, with the Interior Ministry ordering action against two groups “causing chaos in society.”

More activists charged as Freedom Park demonstration denied

Four more activists were arrested and charged with incitement over the past two days for planning a peaceful rally at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park to seek justice for other demonstrators who have been detained in the past month, a move civil society groups say shows that the government is ramping up its restrictions of fundamental freedoms.

Cambodian FM to attend 53rd ASEAN FMs’ meeting, related meetings via video conference

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will participate in the 53rd ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and related meetings to be held virtually on Sept. 9-12, according to a foreign ministry's statement on Monday.

Minister to address Covid-19 issue at Asean foreign minister’s meeting

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn (pic) will participate in the 53rd Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and related meetings to be held virtually on Sept 9-12, according to a foreign ministry's statement on Monday.

Resolution of Wartime Debt Remains Challenge, Potential Key to Improving US-Cambodia Ties, Analysts Say

An agreement to convert Cambodia’s contentious wartime debt to the United States to development aid or which would forgive the sum would substantively improve US-Cambodia relations, analysts and observers say.


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