December 18, 2014

Cambodia: Overturn the Convictions of the 11 Opposition Members (UA 204/14)




Eleven members of Cambodia’s main opposition party have been convicted on trumped up politically motivated charges of “insurrection” and sentenced to between seven and 20 years in prison. The verdict delivered on 21 July followed proceedings that violated fair trial rights, guaranteed by Cambodian and international law.
1) Please write immediately in Khmer, English, French or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to immediately overturn the convictions of the 11 men;
  • Calling on them to release the 11 men, unless they are charged with internationally recognizable offenses, are tried in proceedings which meet international standards of fairness, and are remanded by an independent court;
  • Urging the authorities to ensure the independence of the courts and to cease their use for political ends.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 204/14" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.