A court in Phnom Penh on Thursday held a hearing in the case against Tep Vanny, a prominent housing activist from the Boeung Kak Lake area. The court denied her request for bail.
Hang Puthea, NEC spokesman, said those who missed out of registering ahead of the 2017 elections would still be able to register for the 2018 general election.
The defendants argued that the plaintiffs had failed to present a case for extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Court of Appeals denied the bail request, which was made on a number of grounds, including affects on the defendants’ health, after a brief hearing.
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In Minnesota, an activist says about 2,000 of the local Cambodian community have registered to vote, slightly more than the 2012 election.
Observers say advances in technology had made producing drugs easier and harder to detect.
Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, on Thursday met officials from the government and opposition as well as civil society leaders, expressing hopes for “free and fair” elections in 2018.
Prior to his killing Kem Ley had appeared on several radio programs speaking about high-level corruption in the government.
Ethnic group is known for interest in politics, and also for generational divide in political preferences
Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch said the situation is unlikely to improve unless Western countries focus more on human rights and democracy in their engagement with Southeast Asia.
Political analysts said relying on international pressure to improve the human rights situation would not provide long-term solutions.