12/07/2017

Urgent Action: Former Journalists Charged With Espionage (Cambodia: UA 266.17)


Two former journalists for US-based Radio Free Asia in Cambodia were detained in the capital, Phnom Penh in November 2017 on trumped-up charges of espionage. They have been denied bail. If convicted, they face up to 15 years’ imprisonment. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience.

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Two former journalists for US-based Radio Free Asia in Cambodia were detained in the capital, Phnom Penh in November 2017 on trumped-up charges of espionage. They have been denied bail. If convicted, they face up to 15 years’ imprisonment. Amnesty International considers them 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 Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, as prisoners of conscience detained and charged solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, and drop all charges against them;
  • Urging the authorities to stop resorting to intimidation, surveillance and legal actions to stifle press freedom and limit the space for freedom of expression.

Contact these two officials by 18 January, 2018:

Minister of Public Security 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
Fax: 1 202 726 8381
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 266.17
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