Cambodia: UN Special Procedures send communications to the govt. to seek a reply to Rong Chhun's arrest
"UN Special Procedures' Communications to the Cambodian Government", 18 August 2020
We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia; Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolutions 43/4, 42/22, 42/37, 41/12, and 43/16.
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency's Government information we have received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Rong Chhun, after he had voiced concern over reports on the land encroachment along the Cambodian-Viet-nam border, as well as violence against demonstrators calling for his release.