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2012 a Bad Year for Basic Freedoms, Activist Says

  • VOA Khmer

Rights advocates say 2012 was Cambodia's worst year on record for protecting basic human rights and freedoms. The shooting injuries of three women at a garment protest in Svay Rieng, the murder of an environmental activist in Koh Kong and the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in Kratie province all contributed, as did the jailing or beating of journalists, rights advocates and activists. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng discusses this and the prospect of a new, potentially worrying cyber law with Pa Nguon Teang, head of the Cambodian Center for Independent media.