Cambodia

15 million people
820 USD GNI (PPP)
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Partly Free
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Update: Freedom House strongly condemns the Cambodian Court of Appeals’ decision to deny bail to independent radio station owner Mam Sonando while he awaits appeal. The 71-year-old radio station owner was convicted of sedition in October 2012 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, despite a clear lack of evidence. The charges against Sonando are unfounded and politically motivated, and stem from criticism of the Cambodian government that aired on his radio station in June 2012. Freedom House calls for his immediate release.

We, the undersigned international and regional human rights organizations would like to convey our deepest concern to international donors regarding the increasing human rights violations in Cambodia.

Nearly two years after a wave of popular uprisings began in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a lack of substantive institutional reform has left states struggling to maintain democratic achievements, according to a new Freedom House report. The findings illuminate reform failures that have contributed to recent violence across the MENA region.

Human rights groups call for the immediate release of land and housing rights activists in Cambodia, and condemn the Cambodian government's ongoing persecution of human rights defenders.

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