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The Observatory: Cambodia: The NGO Ponlok Khmer threatened with closure
FIDH, 2014-04-11
The Observatory has been informed by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) that the non-governmental organisation Ponlok Khmer has been threatened with closure. Ponlok Khmer is a small NGO based in Preah Vihear province that supports ethnic minorities in their efforts to protect their land rights
Cyber-Crime Law Could Engender Self-Censorship, Group Warns
VOA, 2014-04-11
PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s draft cyber-crime law, leaked to the public earlier this week, is deeply flawed, a UK-based rights group says. The draft law, which was leaked to the public recently, imposes major fines and jail time for vague offenses and has many online users concerned.
Cyber Security Draft Law Has Tech Community Worried
VOA, 2014-04-09
Rights workers and members of Cambodia’s online community say they are concerned with the leaked draft of a cyber security bill that could have major implications for free speech on the Internet. Critics say the law as it is currently drafted could threaten basic freedoms online—imposing steep penalties and fines for vague crimes.
Should Proportionate Balloting Be Eliminated?
VOA, 2014-04-09
WASHINGTON DC — Cambodia’s electoral system may be in need of an overhaul, a leading rights advocate says.
Union activist freed, but cops keep fliers
The Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-08
A union activist detained in Svay Rieng province on Sunday for delivering fliers promoting a stay-at-home strike was released after three hours, but police kept the leaflets, he said yesterday.
Campaign Calls for Justice After State Killings
The Cambodia Dialy, 2014-03-25
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) on Monday launched a one-month campaign designed to highlight “gross human rights injustices” committed by state security forces against civilians since July’s national election. CCHR will collect 5,000 signatures for a petition to be sent to Prime Minister Hun Sen demanding “a prompt, public, independent and comprehensive investigation of the disproportionate use of excessive force by Cambodian security forces to crack down on protesters.”
Arson Attempt at Home of Families in Bitter Land Dispute
The Cambodia Dialy, 2014-03-18
An attacker on Monday set fire to a building occupied by three families in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district who are at the center of a long-running land dispute with a private company, according to a joint statement by five local rights groups. The rights groups—including Adhoc, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, and the Housing Rights Task Force—said the incident appeared to be the latest in an ongoing campaign of violence and intimidation against the families over their land in Boeng Kak I commune.
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