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Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker

Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Cambodian Center for Human Rights
International observers are calling on the Cambodian government to ensure the safety of a human rights worker who has allegedly received death threats from a company affiliated with family members of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Vann Sophath, a progam officer at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says he was threatened by security guards of the Khun Sea company, which belongs to in-laws of the prime minister.

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders on Wednesday called on the government to investigate the threat and “put an end to acts of harassment against Mr. Vann Sophath and all human rights defenders in Cambodia.”

Vann Sophath told VOA Khmer there have been no new threats since last week.