Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters and activists, including Buddhist monks, took to the streets Tuesday to mark International Human Rights Day.
Despite police warnings, security forces allowed the march to go ahead, preventing the kind of violent clashes that have marked many demonstrations in Cambodia in the past.
Countries around the world are marking International Human Rights Day.
Cambodian officials, rights workers and others joined in international mourning for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and a figure of peace and reconciliation.
Victims of land abuse, workers who want better rights, activists and monks are all taking place in a march that began Dec. 1 in various provinces and will converge on the capital Dec. 10.
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Cambodia needs to build new leaders to take over the country in the next generation, a leading rights activist says.
Cambodia ranked 160 of 175 countries in the report, with its index score a mere 20 out of 100.
Court officials said Friday they have no plan to “push” police to arrest a former governor who is accused of wounding three garment workers in a shooting incident last year.
A US-based group of lawyers has launched an online campaign to raise funding to support a lawsuit against a UK company that bought sugar from a Cambodian plantations linked to human rights abuses.
The world’s second-largest clothing retailer says it will support a factory in Cambodia to adopt a fair wage. H&M says it then hopes to cover 750 factories between Cambodia and Bangladesh by 2018.