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Cambodia, Australia set to sign controversial refugee deal
Cambodia, Australia set to sign controversial refugee deal
Yahoo News, 2014-09-24
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, slammed the proposed deal as "a failure for refugees". "It looks like Australia has bought Cambodia to provide services for refugees," he told AFP.
Cambodia to settle Australia-bound refugees under controversial deal
Cambodia to settle Australia-bound refugees under controversial deal
RTE News, 2014-09-24
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, slammed the proposed deal as "a failure for refugees". "It looks like Australia has bought Cambodia to provide services for refugees," he told AFP.
Obama Honors Two Cambodian Rights Workers
Obama Honors Two Cambodian Rights Workers
VOA, 2014-09-24
Obama also honored Chak Sopheap, who was present at the event. “Sopheap saw a fellow human rights advocate hauled off by the police, and she could have fled, too, but she says she’s never thought of leaving Cambodia even for a minute,” Obama said. “So she keeps organizing and marching and mobilizing youth to demand justice. And she says: ‘I dream that Cambodian citizens can enjoy the freedoms that they are entitled to.’ We could not be prouder of you, and we stand with you.”
Testing for civil service on radar
Testing for civil service on radar
PPP, 2014-09-17
Though Kheng’s recommendations do not carry the weight of law, Cambodian Center for Human Rights chairman Ou Virak said yesterday that he would not be surprised if they represented the position of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party as a whole. “I think it must have come from the CPP. Maybe Hun Sen doesn’t want to say it again, [but] Hun Sen has said it before,” he said. “I think it’s a sign that the CPP is going to take some reforms.
One Year On, No Justice for Shooting Victim Mao Sok Chan
One Year On, No Justice for Shooting Victim Mao Sok Chan
Cambodia Daily, 2014-09-16
“The lack of investigation into his death is a clear example of the way in which impunity continues to hinder the development of democracy in Cambodia,” a statement released Monday by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights says.
Bridge death haunts family
Bridge death haunts family
PPP, 2014-09-16
In a statement released yesterday to mark the International Day of Democracy, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights criticised the authorities for ignoring Sok Chan’s death.
Rights Groups Slam Impunity in Cambodia on Anniversary of Protest Death
Rights Groups Slam Impunity in Cambodia on Anniversary of Protest Death
RFA, 2014-09-15
The lack of a probe into Mao Sok Chan’s Sept. 15, 2013 killing “is a clear example of the way in which impunity continues to hinder the development of democracy in Cambodia,” the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said in a statement, also marking the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy.
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