Family members of jailed activists call for release

Authorities seized banners from the family members of activists from the forcibly dissolved CNRP as they submittes a petition to a UN office in Phnom Penh, June 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

More than 10 family members of jailed activists of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) submitted a petition Friday to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) asking for help in securing the release of their kin. They had previously submitted a petition to the U.S. embassy just last week.

Two CNRP activists jailed over vaccine-related Facebook posts

A medial staffer inspects a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the 1st day of injections at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital last month. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Two activists from the outlawed opposition CNRP were charged and sent to pre-trial detention on Monday over Facebook posts criticizing the government’s roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, officials said.

More CNRP activists arrested ahead of Mu Sochua’s planned return

Former CNRP leader Mu Sochua has delayed her planned return to January 17, ensuring that she will miss a trial against more than 130 former party members and supporters on January 14.

Around 20 former Cambodia National Rescue Party members and activists have been arrested or “educated” and released in the run up to the planned return of former party vice president Mu Sochua.

Three CNRP activists arrested in Paris Peace Agreements demonstration

District security guards carry a protester away from a demonstration marking Paris Peace Agreements Day outside the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on October 23. Panha Chhorpoan

Three supporters of the former Cambodian National Rescue Party were arrested outside the Chinese Embassy when they attempted to gather with 100 others to submit a petition calling for the Cambodian government to respect the Paris Peace Agreements on the 29th anniversary of their signing.