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Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom
Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom
VOA, 2014-10-03
The government has not yet put pressure on Internet usage, where many Cambodian youth express themselves via social media, but a so-called “cyber-crime law” is in the works, Chak Sopheap, head of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told VOA Khmer.
Civil society groups slam Samrin circular
Civil society groups slam Samrin circular
PPP, 2014-10-03
“I very much regret that the Cambodian People’s Party lawmakers are afraid of dialogue as a tool to solve the problems of the nation,” CCHR chairman Ou Virak said at a press conference yesterday.
Cambodia’s Parliament Head Slammed For Backpedalling on Democracy
Cambodia’s Parliament Head Slammed For Backpedalling on Democracy
RFA, 2014-10-03
Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, one of the groups that signed the statement, told RFA’s Khmer Service that Heng Samrin’s circular “downgraded the democratic process in the country.”
NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded
NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-10-02
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the circular also violated the spirit of a deal the CPP and CNRP struck in July—to end the opposition’s months-long boycott of parliament in protest over last year’s disputed national election—that included a joint renegotiation of the Assembly’s internal rules.
An affront to human rights
An affront to human rights
PPP, 2014-10-01
An Op-Ed on Australia-Cambodia refugee deal by Ms. Chak Sopheap, Executive Director of Cambodian Center for Human rights! "As recently as January, Australia denounced Cambodia for its poor human rights record at a United Nations human rights hearing. Now, just eight months later, Australia has turned a blind eye to this record by signing a refugee deal with Cambodia that raises serious human rights concerns."
Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
PPP, 2014-10-01
Duch Piseth, head of trial monitoring at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, described the court’s decision as strange and unprecedented.
Wanted: big trucks for a big crowd
Wanted: big trucks for a big crowd
PPP, 2014-09-30
But Ramana Sorn, freedom of expression project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the purchase of water cannon trucks represented a “concerning trend”.
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