CCHR Alert UPDATE – Phnom Penh, 12 July 2019 UPDATE: Second youth activist charged and sent to pre-trial detention in relation to third anniversary of the killing of Dr. Kem Ley.

Created Date : 12 / Jul / 2019
Nature of Violation : Violations of fundamental freedoms
Rights Involved : Freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly

Description


This morning, on 12 July 2019, Suong Neakpoan was questioned by the investigative judge at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. He was formally charged of “Incitement to Commit a Felony” under Articles 494 and 495 of the Criminal Code, and sent to pre-trial detention. See the details of the restrictions to fundamental freedoms which took place during the commemoration of the third anniversary of the killing of Dr. Kem Ley in CCHR Alert issued on 11 July 2019 ‘Third anniversary of the killing of Dr. Kem Ley marked by restrictions to the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly, including arrests of youth activists’, available at: http://bit.ly/2S5GGSw. Please also see the original alert attached in Khmer and English.

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For more information, please contact CCHR’s Advocacy Director, Mr. Yuthyia Soun via telephone at +855 (0) 88 81 42 783 for email at [email protected].