02/05/2018

Urgent Action Update: Serious Health Concerns for Detained Politician (Cambodia: UA 278.17)


Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved main opposition party, was denied bail on appeal on 1 February, despite his seriously deteriorating health. Held in isolated pre-trial detention since his arrest on 3 September 2017, he faces up to 30 years imprisonment if convicted of politically motivated charges of treason.

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Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved main opposition party, was denied bail on appeal on 1 February, despite his seriously deteriorating health. Held in isolated pre-trial detention since his arrest on 3 September 2017, he faces up to 30 years imprisonment if convicted of politically motivated charges of treason.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Kem Sokha due to a serious deterioration of his health;
  • Pending his release, immediately end Kem Sokha’s solitary confinement which may amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, if not torture, and allow him unrestricted and confidential access to his lawyers, family and specialist independent medical care to address his deteriorating health;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that all political activists and HRDs 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 19 March, 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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