Rights Monitors Raise Concerns Over Detention of Cambodian Youth Activists

The Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to Cambodia expressed concern on Tuesday over the recent slew of arrests of youth and rights activists, who attempted to protest restrictions on the right to free assembly in Phnom Penh.

Rhona Smith, who is in her second mandate as a rights rapporteur to Cambodia, said in a Facebook post that she was concerned about the recent arrest of individuals, including a monk, on “incitement” charges, which she said was in violation of articles in the Cambodian Constitution.

“I encourage Cambodian authorities to ensure that these rights are respected and protected and to create an environment in which individuals are able to exercise these rights,” she said in the Facebook post.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/rights-monitors-raise-concerns-over-detention-of-cambodian-youth-activists/5576458.html

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