A group of Montagnard asylum seekers has reached the capital and individuals are being questioned by Cambodian authorities there, officials said Monday.
Countless demonstrations in recent years have been filled with women.
The group has been in hiding for at least seven weeks, putting them in an “extremely precarious” position, the UN agencies said.
Since 2000, more than 40,000 migrants have died while trying to cross borders; In 2014 alone, over 5,000 lost their lives.
The group of 13 Montagnards is reportedly in hiding, but UN teams have so far been unable to reach them.
During his life, he investigated some of Cambodia’s worst rights abuses, from land disputes to oppression of dissidents and the devastation of the country’s natural resources.
Thousands of people are rallying in Washington Saturday to protest police killings of unarmed black men and to call for law enforcement reforms.
Chan Soveth’s remains were on display at the Koul Ta Tung pagoda, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, where many gathered to mourn his passing.
UNHCR has expressed concern for the Montangards, following reports they were being sought by Cambodian authorities for deportation.
Chan Soveth, a longtime human rights defender, died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
To commemorate this day and this collective protest, I would like to honor the indigenous women warriors of Areng Valley, who are speaking out and fighting to protect their land from the construction of a controversial dam.