Cambodian PM says no to release of political prisoners

Call to free 60 jailed activists, opponents was made by brother of Khmer Bible editor Theary Seng at a UNHCR session in Geneva.

The brother of the Khmer Bible editor and human rights activist, Theary Seng, has called for the release of 60 political prisoners in Cambodia, in an address to the 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva.

Sina Seng said his sister has emerged as one of the highest-profile critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sun following the launch of his widespread crackdown on democracy and human rights almost six years ago.

“Theary’s case is part of a pattern of regime abuse and retaliation against democracy and human rights advocates. The regime has weaponized its court system to reduce civic engagement and to silence opposition,” he said.

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