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Tables violently turned
Tables violently turned
PPP, 2014-07-15
Ou Virak, chairman at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said yesterday that the only thing surprising about the violence from protesters was how long it had taken. “I’m completely surprised that it has taken this long for a violent reaction from the CNRP supporters or the people frustrated by the government’s response to expression,” he said. “You look at the injustice [in society], there must be a lot of frustrated and angry people out there . . . the security forces have not been behaving themselves anyway, and they’ve pretty much acted as thugs as well. It’s pretty upsetting to see how this has all played out.”
Legal Experts: Cambodia Judicial Laws of 'Deep Concern'
Legal Experts: Cambodia Judicial Laws of 'Deep Concern'
VOA, 2014-07-15
Piseth Duch is the trial monitoring coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, or CCHR, a local non-profit that has advocated extensively on judicial reform. With the law on the verge of being signed, he says the way forward now lies in continuing to try to talk to the government, and in establishing strategies with other civil society organizations to tackle the issue together.
Rural women encouraged to boost online presence
Rural women encouraged to boost online presence
PPP, 2014-07-08
The Empowering Cloghers Project, which the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) will launch later this month, will deliver training sessions for 20 young women between the ages of 18 and 25. The aim, said Chak Sopheap, CCHR’s executive director, is to expose women to the same digital tools that are currently used more often by men.
Krom feel heat after Thai coup
Krom feel heat after Thai coup
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-07
Sao Mon* hasn’t left his small, fifth-storey apartment in Thailand since the May 22 coup. The 37-year-old asylum seeker came to Thailand looking for a safe haven five years ago, but now fears that at any moment, he, his wife and two young daughters will be arrested and added to the swell of over 250,000 Cambodian returnees. But as Khmer Krom, Mon and his family could face more than just economic consequences upon return.
Cambodian Journalist to Join International Workshop on North Korea’s Human Rights
Cambodian Journalist to Join International Workshop on North Korea’s Human Rights
Youth Cambodia, 2014-07-03
Chhay Sophal, a Cambodian journalist and book author, has been invited to participate in the International Human Rights Workshop in Seoul next week funded by the US Department of State.
Six months on, no justice for shootings
Six months on, no justice for shootings
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-03
Six months ago today, security forces opened fire on garment workers protesting for a doubling of their minimum wage on Phnom Penh’s factory-lined Veng Sreng Boulevard. At least five people were killed in what rights groups called the worst state violence against citizens in 15 years.
Deadlock longest in history
Deadlock longest in history
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-03
Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha yesterday asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to show more flexibility in negotiations in order to break the political deadlock. His request comes at a symbolic juncture: The political impasse following last July’s national election has now become the longest ever since the UN brought multiparty elections to the Kingdom in 1993.
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