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[PDF] Today’s bail denial for 21 human rights defenders and protesters illustrates the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia

Author: Cambodia Center for Human Rights, Published on: 11 February 2014

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) condemns today’s decision by the Court of Appeal to deny bail to 21…human rights defenders, activists and protestors arrested during demonstrations in early January… The Court of Appeal’s decision to deny bail was made without the defendants attending the hearing and despite serious concerns for the health of several of them…CCHR President Ou Virak comments: “…This decision is a further attack on freedom of assembly and expression in Cambodia, where the message has already been made clear that people are not allowed to speak out for their rights.”

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