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Cambodian Rights Group Pushes For Family Visits For CNRP Detainees
Cambodian Rights Group Pushes For Family Visits For CNRP Detainees
RFA, 2014-08-20
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, has called on deputy prime minister Sar Kheng to remind all relevant ministries and local authorities that no “permission” is required under Cambodian law to hold peaceful assemblies.
After four years, Water Festival set to return
After four years, Water Festival set to return
PPP, 2014-08-20
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the festival’s cancellation last year had less to do with flooding than the Cambodia National Rescue Party demonstrations taking place at the time. “The government hasn’t always been good with coming up with good excuses,” he said. Referring to the flooding: “There’s no truth in any of that”, he said.
No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
PPP, 2014-08-20
The letter from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) came after security forces blocked a peaceful bike ride organised by environmentalists on Sunday to raise awareness of the planned Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam in Koh Kong province.
The Buck Stops Elsewhere
The Buck Stops Elsewhere
PPP, 2014-08-19
“In my opinion, I see that the prime minister always blames his subordinates but not himself,” said Vann Sophath, land reform project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Telecom law grants ‘police powers’
Telecom law grants ‘police powers’
PPP, 2014-08-15
Sorn Ramana, coordinator of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ freedom of expression and Sithi projects, said the proposed laws for people found to be using telecom means to make threats or conspire to commit a crime were overly punitive.
‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
PPP, 2014-08-13
Ramana Sorn of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said that while the reopening of Freedom Park should be commended, it was “much too early to say” whether this signalled an improvement in the situation of freedom of expression and assembly.
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-13
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the cameras could help reduce crime but would have to be used in a transparent manner. “As with many other such developments in Cambodia…there are concerns that increased means of surveillance and data collection could be used to intrude upon citizens’ privacy and rights,” she said.
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