About 900 protesters have been arrested since the demonstrations began
Draft bill will make country the first in Southeast Asia to legalize same-sex unions but splits LGBT community for falling short of proposing full equal rights
"Prison is like hell on earth. There is no human dignity in the cell," says Siraphop, who adds he spent most of his days confined to a sweltering 5-by-12-meter room with 40 to 50 other men. "No food. No games. No books. Only drinking water."
Legitimacy of National Human Rights Commission has been cast in doubt following recent resignation of two more members who claimed they could not perform their duties because of pro-government bias within group
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s presiding judge said the verdict in their case will be announced Aug. 30.
The band Faiyen fled to Thailand's neighbor, Laos, after a military government took power in Bangkok in 2014, but few were able to travel further because of a lack of travel documents or money
In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”
If found guilty, the accused could face between six months to two years imprisonment.
In 2016, Kem Ley was shot dead at a gas station in Phnom Penh following his comments in a Global Witness report alleging corruption relating to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s family.
After four Montagnard asylum-seekers were deported from Cambodia to Vietnam, remaining refugees are concerned about persecution in their country of origin if they are forced to return.
The group said many of their members face on-going discrimination at workplaces and will lose their jobs immediately once they are discovered to be LGBTQI.
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