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Hacking Group Threatens Government
cambodiadaily, 2014-04-25
Members of the global hacking group Anonymous on Thursday threatened to attack the website of the National Police in response to the arrest earlier this month of two of its Cambodian members who allegedly hacked 30 government websites. “Target www.police.gov.kh. We will start when we get a lot more supporters to help release our two members. Please all together help to share to all of us. All Anonymous [members] around the world will join us to topple the Cambodian government,” says a post by the group on its Facebook page.
Resettlement request still being mulled
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-25
Cambodia has yet to decide whether it will agree to a controversial request to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centres, the interior minister said yesterday. Speaking at the opening of two new general directorates within the Ministry of Interior charged with handling immigration issues and the provision of identity documents, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said he is still considering the proposal.
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: http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MmMwM2JiODBjYmF#sthash.OIUVQ4KS.dpuf
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.
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