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CSOs Condemn the Conviction of 11 Opposition Party Activists
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-23
Phnom Penh, 23 July 2015. On Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 11 activists of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party were sentenced to jail time ranging from 7 to 20 years by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of First Instance, in connection with protests that erupted in July 2014 at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park. We, the undersigned civil society organizations, strongly condemn these convictions as based on trumped-up charges and characterized by a total disrespect for fair trial rights.
Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations on the adoption of the Law on Associations and Non‐Governmental Organizations by the National Assembly
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-23
Phnom Penh, 16 July 2015: We, the undersigned civil society organizations (CSOs) condemn the National Assembly’s unanimous approval of the Law on Associations and Non‐Governmental Organizations (LANGO) on 13 July 2015 and urge the Senate to reject the law, or alternatively request modifications of the draft law taking into consideration the concerns raised by all stakeholders.
CCHR Open Letter to Senate of Cambodia: CCHR Requests Urgent Consideration of Amendments to the Draft LANGO or Rejection
Letter
Released on 2015-07-22
I am writing to you regarding the proposed Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”) that will be discussed and voted by the Senate later this week. I wish to reiterate my grave concern and urge you to recommend substantive amendments to the law or to vote for its rejection.
CCHR Calls for the Unconditional Rejection of LANGO
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-12
One day before the holding of the extraordinary session of the National Assembly, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights urges the National Assembly to firmly reject the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”).
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
CCHR Urges the National Assembly to Ensure Meaningful Consultations on the LANGO Before a Vote
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-08
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) urges once again the National Assembly to stop the rushed adoption process of the 5th draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”) and to ensure meaningful consultations with all relevant stakeholders before scheduling a vote meeting. According to the available information, the National Assembly is reportedly set to hold an extraordinary session on 10 July 2015 where the LANGO is to be discussed and is likely to be approved, despite none of the concerns expressed by civil society actors and other expert voices have been addressed or even given consideration.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
CCHR welcomes the acquittal of a land activist in Koh Kong Province
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-02
CCHR welcomes the acquittal of Ms. Phav Nhieng, a community representative of the Preaek Chik village, Chi Kha Kraom commune, Srae Ambel district, Koh Kong province, involved in a heated land conflict with the Heng Huy Agriculture Group Co Ltd. Ms. Phav Nhieng was accused of poisoning and killing two cows belonging to the group, and charged with intentionally causing damage under article 410 of Cambodian Criminal Code.
Land Reform
CCHR Condemns the Conviction of Ly Sreakheng, Mak Seavhoung and Ly Seavminh to Suspended 6 Months in Prison
Press Release
Released on 2015-06-26
Yesterday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of First Instance found Ly Sreakheng, Mak Seavhuong and their daughter Ly Seavminh guilty of using violence against a possessor in good faith of immovable property under Article 253 of the 2001 Land Law, and sentenced them to suspended 6 months in prison while acquitting Ly Bunheang. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) condemns the convictions as grounded on insufficient evidence.
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