12/21/2017

Urgent Action: Head Of Dissolved Main Opposition Party Jailed (Cambodia: UA 278.17)


On 3 September, Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved main opposition party, was arrested at his house in Tuol Kork district in Phnom Penh, on politically motivated accusations of treason. If convicted he faces up to 30 years in prison. He has been denied bail.

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On 3 September, Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved main opposition party, was arrested at his house in Tuol Kork district in Phnom Penh, on politically motivated accusations of treason. If convicted he faces up to 30 years in prison. He has been denied bail.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Kem Sokha, detained in violation of his rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and to not pursue any criminal charges against him if they relate solely to the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly;
  • Urging that, pending his release, Kem Sokha has unrestricted and confidential access to his lawyers, family and any necessary medical care;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that all political activists in Cambodia are able to peacefully exercise their right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly without risk of arrest and harassment.

Contact below officials by 1 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
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