Licadho report: Online harassment violates human rights, requires official and private-sector responses

A woman uses her smartphone to look at social media in Phnom Penh, November 25, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

When underage Sophal was targeted online with “revenge porn” by an older man she’d previously had sex with, she tried her best to ignore the real-world stares and comments from people who knew her.

Activists released from prison will continue to advocate for human rights

Former CNRP activists Chum Puthy and Chhour Pheng sit at Angkor Metrey pagoda after their release from Prey Sar prison on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, November 5, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Five activists who were convicted with incitement and released from prison on Friday pledged that they would continue to advocate for human rights and democracy in line with the law. Although three more environmental activists already convicted in May had their sentences reduced and were also ordered to be released today, their families say they remain in prison.

Cambodian leaders “committed abuses with impunity”, says US State Department in 2020 human rights report

Family members of former officials of the deposed CNRP political opposition gather in front of the US embassy seeking help to release their relatives, October 2020.CamboJA/Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodian government units committed significant human rights abuses last year, according to the U.S. Department of State in its newly released 2020 human rights report.

U.N. rapporteurs chastise Cambodian government for “cycle” of arrests

Prominent unionist Rong Chhun leaves the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2020, after attending a bail hearing. Panha Chhorpoan

A group of United Nations rights rapporteurs on Monday called for the Cambodian government to stop the “systemic detention” of activists and human rights defenders, a reference to a slew of arrests following the jailing of prominent unionist Rong Chhun.