Drop Farcical Investigation of Two Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia

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In a joint statement, Civil Rights Defenders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists call on the Cambodian authorities to immediately drop the politically motivated criminal investigation against two human rights defenders, Am Sam-at and Chan Puthisak.

Photo courtesy of LICADHO

Photo courtesy of LICADHO

Am Sam-at, a respected human rights monitor at the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) for nearly 20 years, and Chan Puthisak, a land rights activist from Boeung Kak Lake and former prisoner of conscience, have both been accused of instigating violence during a peaceful demonstration in October 2016

To read the full statement please click here.

For more information on the state of human rights in Cambodia please click here to access the Country Report compiled by Civil Rights Defenders.

Categories: News and Statements.
Tags: Cambodia, Human Rights Defenders, and SouthEast Asia.
Regions: Cambodia.