Payne weighs in on human rights and rule of law in Cambodia

Australia’s commitment to ensuring Cambodia walks the path of a ‘free and fair democratic nation’ has been underscored by foreign minister Marise Payne, ahead of elections earmarked for next year.

“Australia is deeply concerned by the deterioration in democratic freedoms and growing intolerance towards peacefully expressed dissenting views,” Payne said in a statement.

“This includes the banning of opposition parties, and the arrest and detention of civil society activists.”

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