Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’

Unions and rights groups have criticized the government and local authorities for placing “restrictions” on their planned events to mark International Human Rights Day on Monday.

Several hundred participants, led by nine unions and non-governmental groups, gathered in the capital’s Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The demonstrators were met by a heavy police presence, as well as the deployment of informal para-police forces.

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