The verdict this Friday focuses on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed at worksites, cooperatives, security centers and execution sites, including the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh.
A group of liberal lawmakers from Asean nations meeting in Singapore this week will focus on Cambodia and Myanmar’s human rights record.
Some 25,000 government officials, civil servants and members of the security forces took part in the annual event in Phnom Penh.
Rhona Smith said the government’s development strategy was dependent on a free press and vibrant civil society, as well as fair access to justice and accountability for officials.
Am Sam Ath, a senior investigator with Licadho, a local rights group, said the plan would only be effective if proposals from civil society were taken seriously and acted on.
There are an estimated 6 million Baha’is worldwide, including several thousand in Cambodia, where the faith first carved out a foothold in the 1920s, said Hou Sopheap, the Baha’i House of Worship’s director.
The 42 NGOs made the statement on the International Day last week to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.
The CPP won around 3,000 of 3,500 valid votes in Champey, according to results from the CPP-dominated National Election Committee.
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Sokha was jailed on treason charges in September 2017 for allegedly conspiring to overthrow the government through a U.S.-backed “color revolution” before his party was dissolved on the same grounds in November.