HRW calls for release of 3 environmental activists arrested in Cambodia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday demanded the Cambodian government release three environmental activists arrested last week in for documenting the dumping of raw sewage into a river.

The nonprofit also demanded the withdrawal of “baseless conspiracy and ‘insulting the king’ charges” against the three, affiliated with the environmental group Mother Nature Cambodia, which was founded by Spanish national, Alejandro González-Davidson.

Lèse-majesté (insulting the king) charges are punishable with between five and 10 years in prison.

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