UN experts concerned over intimidation of rights defender

A groupof United Nations human rights experts have sought clarification from the government over the public intimidation of a human rights defender for Licadho following comments he made in the media that led to the threat of arrest.

Four special rapporteurs from the UN Human Rights Office wrote a letter released July 28 to the Foreign Minister concerning the recentpublic intimidation of Licadho Deputy Director Am Sam Ath following his comments on COVID-19.

“We are concerned that the public condemnation of and threat to arrest Mr. Am Sam Ath appear directly linked to his work in defense of human rights, and designed to curb the exercise of his right to freedom of expression and his right to defend human rights,” the experts say in the letter.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/un-experts-concerned-over-intimidation-of-rights-defender/

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