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Ministry slams Thai army over shootings
Ministry slams Thai army over shootings
PPP, 2014-10-06
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, added that the Kingdom was itself far from blameless, because it pays scant attention to its poorest and most vulnerable – those most likely to join risky forays into Thailand to log luxury woods.
Spokesman Says Rules Needed for Security
Spokesman Says Rules Needed for Security
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-10-04
The Assembly spokesman also took the opportunity to directly respond to the civil society leaders who are calling for Mr. Samrin to rescind the rules, namely Koul Panha, executive director of the Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia, and Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights
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NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded
NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded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."
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