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Groups Demand Fair Court Verdict for 23 Cambodian Workers, Activists
Groups Demand Fair Court Verdict for 23 Cambodian Workers, Activists
RFA, 2014-05-30
Workers' unions, rights groups and a consortium of international clothing brands have called for a fair verdict for 23 textile workers and activists charged over their links to a deadly strike ahead of a court decision Friday. The 23 are facing charges of “causing intentional violence” and “damaging property” during the opposition-backed strike and face up to five years’ imprisonment as well as fines from U.S. $1,000 to $2,500 if convicted. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), which had monitored their trial, said the court hearings revealed "a complete lack of any incriminatory evidence, serious concerns relating to the independence of the court [and] repeated violations of the defendants’ fair trial rights."
Ruling Party Lawmakers Begin Debate on Judicial Reform Laws
Ruling Party Lawmakers Begin Debate on Judicial Reform Laws
VOA, 2014-05-21
CPP lawmakers on Wednesday began debating the first of three judicial reform laws, ignoring an opposition boycott of the National Assembly and calls from outside legal experts for outside review of drafts they say are substandard
Assembly Opens New Session, as Opposition Boycott Continues
Assembly Opens New Session, as Opposition Boycott Continues
VOA, 2014-05-20
Lawmakers from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party passed a series of international protocols, including conflict resolution mechanisms for Asean, despite a boycott of parliament by the opposition.
Equality at heart of Pride Week
Equality at heart of Pride Week
The Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-16
Recently, at the meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Sochi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took a stand against homophobia and transphobia, declaring: "We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or intersex people. We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century."
Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
VOA, 2014-05-14
International observers are calling on the Cambodian government to ensure the safety of a human rights worker who has allegedly received death threats from a company affiliated with family members of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
The Cambodia Dialy, 2014-05-14
Guards employed by real estate magnate Khun Sear who have allegedly been terrorizing three families at the center of a land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district threatened last week to kill a human rights worker, the victim and rights groups said.w
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
RFA, 2014-05-12
A worker with the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has been intimidated and received death threats while trying to document the plight of three families involved in a bitter land dispute with a developer in the country’s capital, according to the center.
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