December 22, 2017

Urgent Action: Environmental Activists Arbitrarily Jailed (Cambodia: UA 279.17)


On 11 September 2017, environmental activists Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy were arrested in Cambodia while filming two large vessels they suspected of illegally carrying sand for export. They face up to three years in prison for incitement and violation of privacy. Both men are prisoners of conscience.

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On 11 September 2017, environmental activists Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy were arrested in Cambodia while filming two large vessels they suspected of illegally carrying sand for export. They face up to three years in prison for incitement and violation of privacy. Both men are prisoners of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy, and all other prisoners of conscience, detained and charged solely for their peaceful activism;
  • Urging the Cambodian authorities to put an end to harassment of all human rights defenders for their peaceful activism and exercise of their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association.

Contact below officials by 2 February, 2018:

Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister
Sar Kheng
75 Norodom Blvd
Khan Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fax: +855 23 426 585
Salutation: Your Excellency

H.E. Ambassador Chum Bunrong, Royal Embassy of Cambodia
4530 16th St NW, Washington DC 20011
Phone: 1 202 726 7742 I Fax: 1 202 726 8381
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 279.17
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