Amnesty International Highlights Ongoing Oppression Of Gov’t Critics

More than two years after the main opposition party was dissolved and independent media were shuttered, rights group Amnesty International said civil and political rights, and press freedom in Cambodia remain severely constrained.

In a report released January 30, Amnesty International said activists and critics of Cambodia’s long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen continued to face “harassment and intimidation through misuse of the justice system.”

The group, which works to promote human rights and democratic values, also pointed to the harassment of journalists, which they said has led to self-censorship in the media.

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