Rights defenders urge government to restore civil space

Human right defenders gather to mark the anniversary of International Human Rights Day at new Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, December 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

More than 200 rights advocates gathered Friday in Phnom Penh’s new Freedom Park to demand the government restore human rights and democracy in Cambodia, decrying what they said was increasing repression.