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Accused 21 brought to capital
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-24
A group of 21 detainees who have been held at Kampong Cham’s remote CC3 prison since they were arrested during garment worker protests in early January were transported to the capital yesterday morning ahead of their hearings at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday, dampening fears they would not be able to attend their own trials. Kea Sovanna, director of the CC3 prison, said he had received an order from the director of the prisons department at the Ministry of Interior to bring all the detainees to Phnom Penh yesterday, where they would be held at Prey Sar prison.
Criticism is sour grapes, says minister
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-22
The justice minister yesterday defended three long-awaited laws on judicial reform which were approved by the Council of Ministers last week in a move slammed by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) as lacking transparency. Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana said that the “three important and necessary laws” had gone through a strict drafting process.
CCHR calls on the National Assembly to postpone the adoption of the three laws related to the judiciary
thecambodiaherald, 2014-04-22
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) condemns the approval on 18 April 2014 by the Council of Ministers of the Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Courts, the Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, and the Law on the Statute of Judges and Prosecutors without prior publication and open and broad consultations. - See more at:
Old problems persist in new NGO draft law
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-22
The latest version of the government’s draft law on NGOs, which was approved by the Council of Ministers in January, is identical to an earlier version made available to civil society in 2011, with several outstanding concerns still intact, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said yesterday.
Cambodian cyber law could shutter freedom of expression
dw, 2014-04-21
Cambodia's secretive draft law on cyber crime is unreasonably restrictive, say its critics, far too widely drawn and, if passed in its current form, could close down one of the country's last spaces for free expression.
CCHR Slams Approval of Judicial Reform Laws
cambodiadaily, 2014-04-21
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) issued a statement Sunday condemning last week’s approval by the Council of Ministers of three long-awaited laws on judicial reform, citing a lack of proper public consultation on the laws. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers that approved the three new laws on the functioning of the courts, the country’s judicial oversight body and the role of judges and prosecutors.
Once again, Sochua denied
phnompenhpost, 2014-04-21
Following a break over Khmer New Year, opposition lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua continued her campaign to bring freedom to Freedom Park yesterday morning and was once again met with force, this time metres outside of the park.
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