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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thousands take to Cambodia’s streets on Human Rights Day

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... monks, took to the streets on Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom’s rights record. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy led a crowd of some 6,000 supporters – many waving Cambodian flags and holding banners that read “Long Live Democracy” – through Phnom Penh. We must struggle for the full and proper respect of human rights Sam Rainsy Chanting the party’s ...

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    Cambodian opposition leader returns amid tension, urges end to deadlock

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... been accused of bias in favour of the ruling party. Hun Sen, 61, who has been in power for nearly three decades, is regularly criticised by campaigners for ignoring human rights and crushing ... Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha has been summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning this week in relation to the unrest. The UN's human rights office said on Friday ...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders to appeal life sentences handed down by UN-backed Cambodia court

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:43am

    ... leaders convicted on Thursday for crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal will appeal the verdicts and life prison terms, their lawyers said. “We will appeal ... either of the accused as the judge said both men were found guilty of crimes against humanity, forced transfers, forced disappearances and attacks against human dignity and sentenced to life ...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life for 'extermination' of millions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:57am by AP

    ... humanity during the country's 1970s reign of terror that left close to two million dead. The historic verdicts were announced against Khieu Samphan, the regime's 83-year-old former head ... human dignity". There was no visible reaction from either of the accused, both of whom have denied wrongdoing. The pair can appeal, but Nil Nonn told the court that "given the gravity ...

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    Cambodia's killing fields: the 'story' becomes history

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... UN-backed court found "Brother No 2" Nuon Chea, 88, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, guilty of crimes against humanity, sentencing them to life in prison. Some students do ...

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    Jailed Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan denies being part of killing machine

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... of the Khmer Rouge killing machine- but could end his days in prison after he was jailed for life for crimes against humanity. Throughout his trial, the French-educated radical denied playing ... Sary. November 19, 2007: Khieu Samphan is arrested. July 26, 2010: Duch sentenced to 30 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is later upgraded to life in prison. ...

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    Cambodians fearing crackdown on migrant workers in exodus from Thailand

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 08:22pm by AP

    ... problems." The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, a coalition of 21 organisations, saw the matter differently, posting an open letter on Thursday deploring what it described as the Thai junta's decision to deport Cambodian migrants en masse. "The Thai military violated the human rights of undocumented Cambodian migrant workers when it forcefully expelled them from ...

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    Cambodian factory workers, activists freed despite protest convictions

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... that the 23 defendants, who had been detained since their arrests in January, had served enough time behind bars and were free to return home. Human rights groups welcomed their release but criticised ... people dead. The crackdown drew criticism from human rights groups and drew attention to the conditions of the factory workers, who manufacture clothing for several global brands, including ...

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    Six Cambodian politicians charged with insurrection after clashes

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:33am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Politicians charged with insurrection Six Cambodian opposition politicians were charged yesterday with leading an insurrection movement after a clash with security forces who prevented their followers from rallying in a park. Lawyers and rights activists said six leading members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party- including five members ...

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    Cambodia tentatively agrees to accept asylum seekers headed to Australia

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by AP

    ... was continuing discussions with Phnom Penh and "welcomes the receptive and positive response from Cambodia that has been provided to date". But Australian human rights lawyer David Manne ... human rights records in our region," Manne told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio yesterday. He had successfully gone to Australia's High Court in 2011 to scuttle a previous ...




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