To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, civil society groups and communities in Cambodia and beyond condemn the rampant impunity for attacks against journalists and human rights defenders, and call for immediate action to bring all perpetrators to account.
Five activists were found guilty of bribery in a ‘fabricated’ case
against an opposition leader
After two years of unjust detention, Tep Vanny was given a royal pardon on 20 August 2018. Her release came just days after local, regional, and global organizations called on Cambodia’s government to free her.
As Tep Vanny completes two years in detention, civil society organisations and communities call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release her, drop all dormant criminal charges and overturn any convictions against her, so that she may return to her family and community.
On 29 July, Cambodians will go to the polls under the shadow of a relentless attack on critical voices. The IFEX network condemns these actions, which have deprived the election of all credibility, and calls for the full restoration of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country.
Cambodia will hold its sixth general election on 29 July – despite the dissolution of the main opposition party and concerns of a weakened democracy.
In a further closing of public space, a new ministerial order threatens the privacy rights and freedoms of every internet and social media user in Cambodia.
More than a dozen editors and reporters of Phnom Penh Post resigned over the alleged editorial interference by the paper’s new owner.
More than 60 groups have signed the petition rejecting the draft amendments to the constitution.
The two former reporters of U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia face seven to 15 years in jail for treason and espionage.
Tep Vanny has been in detention for more than 500 days already for leading a local protest.
IFEX strongly condemns the recent remarks of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen calling for the Ministry of Interior to investigate and potentially shut down valued IFEX member the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
Following comments made by Prime Minister Hun Sen, in which he ordered the Ministry of Interior to investigate and shut down CCHR, the organisation reiterates its steadfast independence from all political parties.