Civil society organisations condemn the continued investigation of ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin

We, the undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the decision by the Municipal Court judge to continue the investigation into unsubstantiated espionage charges against Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin. The pair were arbitrarily arrested, detained and charged for the peaceful exercise of their freedom of expression and for their work as investigative journalists on issues of social justice. Yesterday’s hearing showed that there is a complete lack of evidence in support of these baseless charges exposing fair trial rights violations and highlighting the trial as a blatant affront to freedom of expression and media freedom in Cambodia. We urge the authorities to immediately drop all charges against the pair.

In full: https://ifex.org/civil-society-organisations-condemn-the-continued-investigation-of-ex-rfa-journalists-yeang-sothearin-and-uon-chhin/

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