Cambodia

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The UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders requests a joint statement concerning the Boeung Kak Lake human rights defenders.

A letter to the Cambodian ambassador requests observers be sent to the appeal trial of the Boeung Kak Lake human rights defenders.

We, the undersigned regional and international non-governmental organizations, write to express our grave concerns regarding the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of 13 women human rights defenders at the Boeung Kak Lake (BKL) development site in Phnom Penh on May 22, 2012. We strongly condemn their prosecution on trumped-up charges and summary trial, just 48 hours later, resulting in their conviction and sentencing to lengthy prison terms.

Freedom House is calling for an immediate and transparent investigation into the killing of Cambodian environmental activist Mr. Chut Wutty after a confrontation at a police checkpoint left both Wutty and a military police officer dead.

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