U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hit out on Monday at Cambodian authorities’ harassment of members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, pointing to the questioning by police of over 100 party activists, and detention of over 20, since the beginning of the year.
Speaking at the 42nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Bachelet voiced concern at the “continued pressure on members and supporters of the main opposition party, which was dissolved at the end of 2017.”
“Since the start of this year, police or the courts have questioned over 130 people, and at least 22 opposition members or supporters are currently in detention, on a range of criminal charges or convictions either directly or indirectly related to their political opinion,” Bachelet said.
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