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.

CSOs continue digital campaign calling for release of human right defenders

CSOs posted images of unionist Rong Chhun image on social media during the sixth week of a campaign calling for the release of imprisoned human right defenders.

In light of heightened targeting of human rights defenders and environmental activists, civil society groups have started an online campaign calling for the release of those who have been imprisoned while exercising their freedom of expression.