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.