Friday, 04 September 2015

Human Rights

Appeals Court to Rehear Murder Case of Slain Activist Chea Vichea

That rehearing, at the Appeals Court, is slated for next month.

Chea Vichea's wife holding a picture of her late husband, Chea Vichea, file photo.Chea Vichea's wife holding a picture of her late husband, Chea Vichea, file photo.
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Chea Vichea's wife holding a picture of her late husband, Chea Vichea, file photo.
Chea Vichea's wife holding a picture of her late husband, Chea Vichea, file photo.
Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - Two men widely believed innocent of killing a union leader in 2004 will once more face the courts.

Sok Samoeun and Born Samnang have been free since 2008, after the Supreme Court released them on bail and ordered a rehearing of their case.

That rehearing, at the Appeals Court, is slated for next month.

Both men are accused of killing Chea Vichea, a widely popular union activist, but rights groups and other observers say there was little evidence against them and that they may have been offered up by police as suspects under dubious circumstances.

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Australia Says Deal to Send More Refugees to Cambodia Still Oni
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31 August 2015
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said Cambodian did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement. Australia and Cambodia agreed last September that some refugees from Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia in exchange for Australian aid, but only four have arrived since then. Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak told Reuters that they "have no plans to receive more refugees from Nauru." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied the deal had collapsed. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer.

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