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 Adhoc 5 Medical Care Denial Denounced by Civil Society

More than 30 civil society organizations have condemned what they allege is the ruling CPP’s “arbitrary denial of medical care” to three of the Adhoc 5 human rights workers awaiting trial at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison. Senior Adhoc officers Ny Sokha, left, and Yi Soksan are escorted into the Court of Appeal for a [...]

 Situation Room’s NGOs Face Investigation Over Monitoring

The NGO election consortium calling itself the “Situation Room” may be banned from future vote monitoring and the registration of its member NGOs investigated, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Hun Sen accused the group of violating the law, colluding with the opposition and serving as a base for a “color [...]

 More Law Changes Underway to Sideline Rainsy

Peeved by opposition figure Sam Rainsy’s continued online criticism of his government, Prime Minister Hun Sen asked lawmakers on Wednesday to consider a second round of changes to the Law on Political Parties to keep the exiled “prisoner” out of Cambodian politics. “We aren’t afraid of you, but we don’t want you to get involved in [...]

 Australian Filmmaker Facing Espionage Charges Denied Bail

An Australian filmmaker and outspoken government critic who was charged with espionage crimes earlier this month was denied bail during questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday, his lawyer said. James Ricketson, 68, was arrested on June 3 along the capital’s riverside. Police had initially claimed they arrested him after they became suspicious [...]

 Defense Minister Supports Angkor Evictions

Authorities in Siem Reap province have stopped negotiating with hundreds of families who recently built homes and shops illegally inside the Angkor Archaeological Park, and Defense Minister Tea Banh said they would start razing the structures without their consent. Local authorities say more than 500 homes and shophouses went up in Siem Reap City’s Nokor [...]