UN Official Leuprecht To Visit

Peter Leuprecht, special repre­sentative of the Secretary-General for Human Rights in Cambodia, will visit from Sunday to Nov 28 to discuss Feb­ruary’s commune elections, judicial reform and the right to ed­ucation.

Leuprecht, who will stay in Phnom Penh for most of his visit, will be in Kampot from Nov 24 to Nov 26 to look into election fairness. Kam­pot was chosen at random, UN officials said. Leuprecht will meet with officials from the Sam Rainsy Party and Funcinpec to dis­cuss accusations that the CPP has been using violence to intimidate candidates.

Leuprecht also intends to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen and of­ficials from the Ministry of the In­terior. When asked if he will dis­cuss the recent trials of suspected members of the Cambodian Freedom Fighters or the plight of Montagnard ref­ugees in eastern Cambodia, a UN official said the topics are not high on the agenda.


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