Although defamation itself does not carry a custodial sentence, the damages requested were exorbitant and failure to pay could result in imprisonment. Similarly, according to sources with direct knowledge of the investigation into the killing of Kem Ley, the charging and detention of the alleged shooter was accompanied by an attempt by officials to falsely implicate the CNRP national leadership as having orchestrated the assassination while avoiding following up on leads that might produce evidence of CPP involvement.
Detainees never saw a lawyer or a court, nor had any opportunity to challenge the legality of their detention. No genuine effort was made to identify those who ordered the killing. Two of the attackers will each serve just one year. The government targeted veteran land activists for prosecution.
Transgender women report high rates of police harassment, arbitrary arrest, and detention. The centers, many of them operated by security forces, often subject detainees to torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
At least three other land activists were charged in these two revived cases, both related to land rights protests. Attacks on the Political Opposition CNRP president Sam Rainsy remained outside Cambodia inhaving decided not to return to the country in after the government announced it was going to enforce a two-year prison sentence against him on trumped-up charges.
Attacks on Labor Activists While labor unions succeeded in gaining government agreement for an increase in the minimum wage for garment workers, labor activists were under siege. On August 15, Phnom Penh authorities ordered the arrest of two for holding a peaceful protest vigil.
Election-monitoring experts were concerned that prosecution of Rong Chhun aimed at pressuring him to refrain from pressing for free and fair elections. Other repressive laws were also proclaimed or proposed, including laws or regulations on the Internet, as Hun Sen, who has ruled sinceincreasingly undermined fundamental human rights.
Authorities systematically denied Cambodians their right to peaceful assembly by suppressing protests and issuing a series of ad hoc bans on non-violent gatherings and processions.
On September 22, Ny Chariya was sentenced to six months in prison upon conviction in another case for having raised crtical questions about the conduct of a provincial court dealing with a land dispute. During four new prosecutions were brought against Rainsy, including one for being an accomplice to CNRP Senator Hong Sok Hour, convicted on politically motivated charges in August despite having parliamentary immunity and in violation of his right to freedom of opinion and expression.
At least two detainees died in Prey Speu under suspicious circumstances.
China, Japan, and the European Union were the leading providers of development-related assistance. These abuses appeared aimed to prevent victory or create conditions for overturning victory by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party CNRP in local and national elections scheduled for and respectively.
In earlyCambodia recognized 13 as refugees but refused to allow more than other Montagnards to register as asylum seekers. Inthe court did not complete a second trial of two prominent ex-Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, and did not conclude investigations into four other, mid-level, Khmer Rouge leaders.
June 22, Video Cambodia: On September 19, Tep Vanny and three others were convicted and sentenced to six months in prison in one of the cases, despite no evidence connecting them to any recognizable criminal offense. On August 19, two long-dormant politically motivated prosecutions against one of the two, Tep Vanny, were suddenly revived.
The US provided limited military training, and was more outspoken than others about human rights violations in Cambodia. While the government allowed a trial of two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge government, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, on charges of crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes, it refused to carry out orders by a UN secretary-general-nominated investigating judge to arrest two other former Khmer Rouge leaders, Meas Muth and Im Chem.BTI | Cambodia 3.
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The report was based on cases investigated by LICADHO inand and found that there were grave and systemic flaws in how rape cases are prosecuted in Cambodia and as a result, a disturbingly low number of convictions.
Cambodia failed to submit its report, due in October, on implementation of the recommendations of the UN CEDAW Committee, or to follow up with requested information regarding sexual and gender-based violence – in particular redress and protection for victims.Download