NGOs Urge Cambodia to End Arrests of Opposition Activists, Warn of ‘Societal Split’

A group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on Friday urged Cambodia’s government to stop arresting those critical of its policies, including opposition activists, saying the campaign is a violation of their rights and will lead to a “societal split” that will be ruinous for the nation.

In a joint statement, 30 local groups—including Adhoc, Licadho, and Comfrel—called on authorities and the nation’s courts to “stop persecuting and arresting members of the opposition [Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)] and other citizens in violation of their freedom of expression … and political participation.”

“The arrests are not only wrong but will lead the country into serious crisis and societal split,” the groups said.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News