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 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.
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 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.