Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was this week in Geneva, where a UN human rights review of Cambodia took place.
About 100 riot police blocked demonstrators from submitting petitions to foreign embassies on Wednesday, though in a change from recent days, no violence or clashes ensued.
The review for more than 190 countries will be held from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7, Cambodia will present its report Tuesday afternoon.
Beehive owner Mam Sonando called for demonstrations in opposition of the government’s refusal to grant a license for an expansion of his operations.
រយៈពេល៥នាទីប៉ុណ្ណោះ បន្ទាប់ពីបានកំណត់ឱសានវាទឲ្យក្រុមបាតុករចាកចេញពីមុខក្រសួងព័តមាន កងរាជអាវុធហត្ថនិងប៉ូលិសបង្ក្រាបបាតុកម្ម របួសច្រើននាក់។
Witnesses say at least nine people were injured when protesters clashed with police armed with shields, electric batons and smoke canisters.
The figure was a 24 percent drop from the same survey a year ago—prior to July’s marred elections and the political impasse and violent protests that followed.
Local human rights workers say the Australian and New Zealand-backed bank ANZ Royal has been financing a sugar plantation connected to forced evictions and other rights violations.
Demonstrations turned violent on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, ending in a shooting by police that left at least four people dead and nearly 40 injured.
Mam Sonando said he had been making this request since 2005, but it has always been denied.
Nearly 200 representatives from local rights and development organizations on Thursday submitted a petition to foreign embassies in Phnom Penh, calling for help in freeing 23 detained protesters from a remote facility near the Vietnam border.
Nearly 200 representatives from local rights and development organizations on Thursday submitted a petition to foreign embassies in Phnom Penh.