Colour revolution: A real threat or just an illusion?
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said that in recent years, the expression “colour revolution” has become increasingly common in public discourse.
“It appears to refer to any and all statements or activities perceived as being critical of the authorities,” she explained. “This expression is regularly used as a pretext to silence any dissenting voice, and to ban the most basic exercise of fundamental freedoms.”
Sopheap said that since the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the banning of its senior party officials from politics in 2017, both members and supporters of the ex-CNRP underwent a sustained attack on their freedoms, often justified by the government as necessary in order to defeat the colour revolution movement.
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