Civil society groups decry deportation of CNRP asylum seekers

A man drives a motorcycle with a woman past the former Cambodia National Rescue Party headquarters in Phnom Penh. Picture taken May 24, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The recent deportations of three members of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) from Thailand to Cambodia has been criticized by a number of civil society groups for blatantly violating their rights as refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The deportations have caused widespread concern among other activists who have sought political asylum in Thailand.

Cambodia will temporarily accept up to 300 Afghan refugees

Drivers pass the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on August 3, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The Cambodian government said it has agreed to shelter up to 300 Afghan refugees while they are being processed for third country resettlement.