The U.N. human rights office is condemning what it calls growing repressive measures by the Cambodian government that stifles freedom of expression and assembly practiced by the country’s human rights defenders.
Since the end of July, the U.N. rights agency has documented the arrest of 25 human rights defenders, including a prominent trade unionist, Rong Chhun. It says 13 people have been released after reportedly signing an agreement under duress to stop their activities.
Among the 12 remaining in prison, the agency says most face charges of incitement to commit a felony.
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