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#EP : Joint Motion For a Resolution on #Cambodia, notably the case of Kem Sokha

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

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1.  Notes that Kem Sokha was released from prison on bail under strict conditions; denounces the fact that Kem Sokha has been placed under house arrest; calls for all charges against Kem Sokha to be dropped and for his immediate and full release; calls, furthermore, for other politically motivated charges and rulings against opposition politicians, including Sam Rainsy, to be dropped immediately;

2.  Is worried about the condition of Kem Sokha’s health, and calls on the Cambodian authorities to allow him to receive appropriate medical treatment; asks the Government to allow Kem Sokha to meet foreign diplomats, UN officials and human rights observers;

3.  Expresses its conviction that the elections in Cambodia cannot be considered to be free and fair; expresses serious concerns at the conduct and results of the 2018 elections in Cambodia, which failed to produce a credible process and were widely condemned by the international community;

4.  Calls on the Cambodian Government to work towards strengthening democracy and the rule of law and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, which includes fully complying with the constitutional provisions on pluralism and freedom of association and expression; calls, furthermore, on the Cambodian Government to repeal all recent amendments to the Constitution, the Penal Code, the Law on Political Parties, the Trade Union Law, the Law on NGOs and all other pieces of legislation limiting freedom of speech and political freedoms that are not fully in line with Cambodia’s obligations and international standards;

5.  Stresses that a credible democratic process requires an environment in which political parties, civil society and the media are able to carry out their legitimate roles without fear, threats or arbitrary restrictions; calls on the Government to take the necessary measures to ensure that the dissolution of CNRP is swiftly reversed;

6.  Reiterates its call on the Cambodian Government to put an end to all forms of harassment, abuse and politically motivated criminal charges against members of the political opposition, human rights defenders, trade unionists and labour rights advocates, land rights and other civil society activists, and journalists, among others; calls on the Government of Cambodia to release, without delay, all citizens who have been detained for exercising their human rights, including James Ricketson, and to drop all charges against them;

7.  Supports the decision to suspend EU electoral support to Cambodia; recalls the national and international obligations in relation to democratic principles and fundamental human rights to which Cambodia has committed itself; urges the Cambodian Government to engage in reforms in order to advance democracy and apply internationally recognised minimum standards for future electoral processes, including the organisation of multiparty, free and fair elections, the establishment of a genuinely independent National Election Committee and the involvement of NGOs and the independent media in election monitoring and reporting;

8.  Reminds the Cambodian Government that it must fulfil its obligations and commitments in relation to the democratic principles and fundamental human rights, which are an essential component of the EU-Cambodia Cooperation Agreement and the conditions under EBA;

9.  Welcomes the recent EU EBA fact‑finding mission to Cambodia and invites the Commission to report the conclusions to Parliament as soon as possible; calls on the Commission to consider possible consequences in the context of the trade preferences Cambodia enjoys, including launching an investigation under the mechanisms provided for in the framework of EBA;

10.  Calls on the EEAS and the Commission to compile a list of individuals responsible for the dissolution of the opposition and other serious human rights violations in Cambodia with a view to imposing possible visa restrictions and asset freezes on them;

11.  Calls on the Vice‑President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to closely monitor the situation in Cambodia; calls on the EEAS and the Member States to take action and lead the efforts at the forthcoming 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council towards the adoption of a strong resolution addressing the human rights situation in Cambodia;

12.  Calls on the Cambodian Government to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia upon its expiry on 31 December 2018;

13.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the European External Action Service, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, the governments and parliaments of the Member States and the Government and National Assembly of Cambodia.

13 Sep 2018

#Cambodge : 1er anniversaire de l’incarcération arbitraire de KEM Sokha par HUN Sen

 

 

La nuit du 2 Septembre 2017, KEM Sokha, Président du parti CNRP a été arrêté et arbitrairement incarcéré depuis.

A la veille de ce triste anniversaire, HUN Sen vient de durcir sa répression politique en maintenant KEM Sokha incarcéré, toujours de manière arbitraire.

Nous lançons un appel aux Pays défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme, de la Démocratie et de l’Etat de droit à condamner vigoureusement l’incarcération arbitraire de KEM Sokha.

Nous renouvelons notre appel aux Puissances démocratiques à prendre les sanctions économiques les plus sévères contre HUN Sen et son Régime.

02 Sep 2018

#France : Manifestation à la Place du Trocadéro: Motion adressée au Président de la République Française

01 Sep 2018

L’ #Australie ne boira plus jamais de CHAMPAGNE avec HUN Sen ! Elle vient d’être prévenue !

Une leçon pour d’autres Puissances démocrates !

Ne jouez plus avec HUN Sen !

Le Cinéaste-Réalisateur australien James Ricketson vient d’être inculpé de crime d’espionnage par la Justice de HUN Sen et encourt 6 ans de prison.

Désormais l’Australie connait le vrai visage du Régime de répression judiciaire de HUN Sen et sa horde d’anciens Khmer-Rouges sans foi ni loi. La justice de HUN Sen est celle de l’arbitraire. Elle n’a pas besoin de preuves pour inculper.

Elle fait partie intégrante de l’arsenal répressif de HUN Sen !

Australian James Ricketson found guilty of espionage in Cambodia

 

Australian filmmaker jailed for six years for Cambodia ‘espionage’

 

Former Australian PM resigns from parliament, government loses majority

31 Aug 2018

Mort de John McCain : Farouche défenseur des Droits de l’Homme et de la Démocratie

Cambodge Info lui rend hommage !

John McCain, Senate titan, presidential contender, former prisoner of war, dies

 

Sen. John McCain, the War Hero Who Became a Political Titan, Dies at 81

 

John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81

Mort de John McCain, sénateur américain devenu l’un des plus farouches opposants à Trump

 

Privé de John McCain, un Parti républicain encore plus monocorde

26 Aug 2018

Kem Sokha, « une alternative sérieuse » pour le #Cambodge : Un article à lire dans La Croix !

Cambodge, la Cour suprême se prononce sur la libération sous caution du chef de l’opposition : Un article à lire

Kem Sokha le 9 septembre 2016 à Phnom Penh.

Kem Sokha, « une alternative sérieuse » pour le Cambodge

« Kem Sokha semble animé d’une volonté démocratique sincère. Il représente une alternative sérieuse à Hun Sen, et même à son prédécesseur Sam Rainsy », analyse Jean-Louis Margolin, docteur en histoire de l’Asie moderne et contemporaine, à l’université Aix-Marseille.

« Kem Sokha a pris ses distances avec le discours nationaliste, voire raciste (anti-vietnamien), de son ancien allié, et cela fait de lui un opposant plus crédible et responsable », ajoute le chercheur.

Un pays qui s’enfonce dans la dictature

Avant son arrestation, le CNRP de Kem Sokha a été dissous le 16 novembre 2017 par la Cour suprême cambodgienne. Une décision qui, selon l’ONG Amnesty International, est « un acte de répression politique flagrant » et « une grave violation du droit à la liberté d’expression et d’association au Cambodge ».

« Depuis un an, le Cambodge s’enfonce dans une forme de dictature. En 2013, l’opposition était un réel danger électoral. Aujourd’hui, Hun Sen mène une politique répressive, qui s’explique aussi par son éloignement avec les puissances occidentales et son rapprochement avec la Chine. Avant, il devait faire bonne figure devant les dirigeants occidentaux. Maintenant, il a les coudées plus franches », conclut Jean-Louis Margolin.

24 Aug 2018

#France : Manifestation contre la Dictature et les Elections truquées imposées par HUN Sen au #Cambodge

#Cambodge : Le 29 Juillet 2018 : HUN Sen enterre la Démocratie et impose sa Dictature

 

#France : Manifestation à la Place du Trocadéro: Motion adressée au Président de la République Française

23 Aug 2018

#Cambodge : Les guignols de HUN Sen !

23 Aug 2018

#Cambodge : l’ONU préoccupée par la situation des droits de l’homme après les élections législatives

Cambodge : l’ONU préoccupée par la situation des droits de l’homme après les élections législatives

20 Aug 2018

Au #Cambodge, le pouvoir ne se partage pas : un article à lire

Au Cambodge, le pouvoir ne se partage pas

Le Premier ministre Hun Sen et son parti du peuple cambodgien ont remporté la totalité des 125 sièges à l'assemblée nationale, lors des élections du 29 juillet. (Source : Asia Nikkei Review)

19 Aug 2018

#Australia : Julie Bishop says Cambodia’s elections neither free nor open

Australia under pressure to act on corrupt Cambodian officials

 

Julie Bishop says Cambodia’s elections neither free nor open

 

មន្ត្រី​ជាន់ខ្ពស់​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​អំពាវនាវ​ឱ្យ​អូស្ត្រាលី​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​ក្រុម​មេដឹកនាំ​របប​ក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ

14 Aug 2018

#Cambodge : Violations des droits de l’Homme, dissolution du CNRP, il faut des sanctions concrètes !

Violations des Droits de l’Homme,

Oppressions politiques,

Répressions des Médias,

Dissolution du Parti CNRP,

Emprisonnement de KEM Sokha

(11 mois de détention illégale)

Le chef de l’opposition Kem Sokha le 28 mai 2017 durant une interview au Cambodge.

sanctions

EU to review Cambodia’s EBA status

Federica Mogherini, the top EU official for foreign affairs, speaks to the media in February. She recently announced an observation mission to Cambodia to scrutinise the EU’s preferential trade agreement with the Kingdom. european union

សហភាព​អឺរ៉ុប​​ នឹង​មក​តាមដាន​គម្រោង​អនុគ្រោះ​ពន្ធ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា

 

អឺរ៉ុប​គ្រោង​ធ្វើ​បេសកកម្ម​ស្វែងរក​ការពិត​នៅ​កម្ពុជា​មុន​​ពិចារណា​លុប​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អនុគ្រោះ​ពន្ធ

 

13 Aug 2018

#MoveTheDate #JourDuDépassement : à nous de jouer le jeu ! Nous tous !

01 Aug 2018

#Cambodge : Un reportage d’ABC à voir absolument : Champagne With Dictators !

Un Khmer Rouge (POL Pot)

peut en cacher un autre (HUN Sen) !

Comprendre comment le Cambodge

retourne à l’année ZERO de nouveau !

Toujours avec le même sponsor : LA CHINE !

Champagne With Dictators

‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

I think the Chinese government and the Chinese embassy accepts there is rising anti-China rhetoric in Cambodia

It is important for China to win the hearts of the Cambodian people. If China fails in Cambodia it will fail in the region.

Motorcyclists and the New Mei Gao Mei (New MGM) casino are reflected in a puddle at night in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

31 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : Le 29 Juillet 2018 : HUN Sen enterre la Démocratie et impose sa Dictature

Le 29 Juillet 2018,

HUN Sen enterre la Démocratie éphémère instaurée par la communauté internationale il y a bientôt 27 ans (avec la signature des accords de Paix de Paris du 23 Octobre 1991) et impose sa Dictature en organisant les élections pour la 6ème législature sans le principal parti d’Opposition, le CNRP !

 

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, prepared to cast his vote on Sunday in Phnom Penh. With the odds stacked heavily in his favor, there is little doubt he will win.

Pour l’heure, les Etats-Unis, le Canada, l’Union Européenne et l’Australie ont condamné la tenue de ces élections qualifiées de truquées, lesquelles ne reflétant pas les vœux du Peuple cambodgien.

EU : Statement by the Spokesperson on the general elections in Cambodia

The 29 July general election in Cambodia took place in a highly restrictive political climate. Over the past year, the Cambodian authorities have used the country’s judicial system and other forms of pressure to restrict the space for political opposition, for criticism and dissent, including by civil society. This culminated in the enforced dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), the arrest and prolonged detention of the CNRP’s leader, Kem Sokha, and the banning from political activity for five years of 118 senior CNRP members. Free and independent media have been severely restricted. 

In its Conclusions of 26 February 2018, the EU Foreign Affairs Council underlined that an electoral process from which the main opposition party has been arbitrarily excluded is not legitimate.

In this context, the EU had declined to observe the 29 July election and suspended its financial assistance to the Cambodian National Election Committee.

The lack of genuine electoral competition and the absence of an inclusive political process mean that the 29 July election is not representative of the democratic will of the Cambodian electorate, and therefore its outcome lacks credibility.

The European Union expects the Cambodian authorities to restore democracy, to engage in dialogue with the opposition, and to create conditions conducive to free political debate and competition, in which the media and civil society, including human rights and labour rights defenders, can freely exercise their rights without undue restrictions. The EU stands ready to actively contribute to this endeavour.

 

White House Press Release on Cambodia’s Flawed Parlementary Elections

សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក​​​​ថ្កោល​ទោស​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ «មិន​សេរី​ឬ​យុត្តិធម៌»​ ហើយ​ព្រមាន​រឹត​បន្តឹង​ទិដ្ឋាការ​បន្ថែម

Canada troubled by undemocratic elections in Cambodia

Cambodia’s electoral process

 

UK : Minister for Asia & the Pacific statement on Cambodia’s election

Statement by Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field following the election in Cambodia.

Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said:

The Cambodian national election was undermined by the authorities well before campaigning started and resulted in an election that was neither fair nor credible.

The potential for a legitimate, free and fair election was stymied when the main opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved in November 2017. This was particularly disappointing following the more open Commune elections in June 2017.

The Cambodian authorities have demonstrated clear disregard for the key tenets of a functioning multi-party democracy. As well as the dissolution of the CNRP, examples include the imprisonment of CNRP President Kem Sokha, the banning of 118 CNRP members from politics for five years, and a crackdown on independent media.

There was no credible opposition party with the opportunity to challenge the Government. In a democracy, no government has the right to choose its opposition.

The UK will continue to urge the Cambodian Government to demonstrate its commitment to its citizens by lifting restrictions on political debate and media freedom and by creating the conditions for proper functioning democracy.

Germany : Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the elections in Cambodia

The German Government has noted that the parliamentary elections in Cambodia were conducted peacefully.

However, that alone is not enough to lend the election results legitimacy, as the elections were preceded by the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party in September 2017, the dissolving of the opposition party in November 2017 and a ban on 118 leading opposition politicians from engaging in political activity.

The German Government urgently calls on Cambodia to return to the democratic principles enshrined in the constitution and the Paris Peace Accords and is willing to support the country on its path to this.

 

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has expressed New Zealand’s concern over Cambodia’s general elections in which the main opposition party was excluded.

“For Cambodia to have legitimate democracy it is essential that opposition voices can be heard. New Zealand calls on Prime Minister Hun Sen to reinstate the main opposition party and release all political prisoners, including opposition leader Kem Sokha,” Mr Peters said.

In the lead up to the elections, Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), and its leader Kem Sokha was imprisoned. Without the main opposition party participating, the election resulted in a landslide victory for the governing party.

“New Zealand is a long-standing partner of Cambodia and has invested considerable effort in supporting Cambodia’s UN-supervised transition to democracy in the early 1990s.

“We stand ready to work with Cambodian partners to restore its democratic institutions and processes to allow free and fair elections to be held,” he said.

 

Communiqué du Quai d’Orsay

Elections législatives au Cambodge (29 juillet 2018)

La France regrette que les élections législatives cambodgiennes se soient déroulées en l’absence du principal parti d’opposition (parti du salut national), dissous le 16 novembre 2017, tandis que son président, Kem Sokha, est incarcéré depuis le 3 septembre.

Ces élections se sont tenues dans un climat qui n’a pas permis à l’opposition, aux médias et à la société civile de fonctionner sans entrave.

Nous appelons à la libération de Kem Sokha et à la levée de l’interdiction faite à 118 membres du parti du salut national de mener pendant cinq ans des activités politiques.

Nous exhortons les autorités cambodgiennes à respecter les droits fondamentaux permettant de garantir un processus démocratique crédible.

Les échos de la Presse

 

Cambodia further drifts away from democracy

This is by far the worst, least democratic election in the post-UNTAC (United Nations peacekeeping operation in Cambodia) period, because the main opposition party was barred from participating,” Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), told DW. “This election is looking more like the Soviet-style elections of yesteryear than a genuine democratic contest,”

Cambodian PM’s party claims election rout, opposition sees ‘death of democracy’

 

Cambodians spoil ballots to protest poll critics labelled a sham

 

US warns of ‘significant expansion’ of Cambodian visa restrictions

 

Législatives au Cambodge: le parti d’Hun Sen revendique “l’ensemble des sièges”

 

Elections au Cambodge: Le parti au pouvoir remporte… tous les sièges

 

Asie : le Cambodge sur la voie de la dictature

 

Cambodge: le parti au pouvoir revendique une victoire écrasante

 

Cambodia Re-Elects Its Leader, a Result Predetermined by One

 

#CambodiaElection2018 : Les élections générales du 29 Juillet 2018 ne seront qu’une FARCE ! Communiqué du CNRP

 

#Cambodia : “No election can be genuine if the main opposition party is barred from taking part,”

 

 

29 Jul 2018

#Cambodia : “No election can be genuine if the main opposition party is barred from taking part,”

“To ensure a genuine multi-party democracy in Cambodia which respects its citizens’ participation rights, the Government must immediately release detained opposition leaders and lift a ban on the opposition taking part in the July 29 general election”.

“Those who currently rule the country have one final opportunity to reverse the current trajectory, and return instead to the constitutional path of multi-party democracy and genuine elections – ensuring a level playing field for all political parties”.

“All Cambodians have a right to openly debate and discuss political affairs; the media must be allowed to scrutinise and criticise, as well as inform the public; and civil society, including NGOs, should be encouraged to play an active role in State affairs,”.

“A liberal multi-party democracy is an essential, entrenched and non-amendable feature of the Constitution of Cambodia.”

DOWLOAD 30-04-2018 Cambodia SR election press release

 

អ្នក​រាយការណ៍​ពិសេស​ ​អ.ស.ប.​ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ខែ​កក្កដា​ថា​ ​«មិន​ពិតប្រាកដ»​ ​បើ​គ្មាន​គណ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ចូល​រួម

 

អ្នកស្រី រ៉ូណា ស្មីត ថា​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ដែល​គ្មាន​ការ​ចូលរួម​ពី​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​គឺ​​មិន​ត្រឹមត្រូវ

29 Jul 2018

La mort de la démocratie au #Cambodge : Qui en profite le plus ? Rapport de Global Witness à lire !

La mort de la démocratie au Cambodge :

Qui en profite le plus ?

Réponse : Les Voleurs de terres et

Pilleurs de ressources du Cambodge :

4 Tycoons sur la liste noire de Global Witness :

Mong Reththy

Ly Yong Phat

Try Pheap

Lao Meng Khin

WHO PROFITS FROM THE DEATH OF CAMBODIA’S DEMOCRACY?

“For decades,

Cambodians have been robbed of their land,

robbed of their country’s natural wealth,

and robbed of their voice.”

 

Global Witness ​សុំ​ឱ្យ​ស.រ.អា​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​​ឧកញ៉ា​៤នាក់

 

Global Witness ​សុំ​ឱ្យ​ស.រ.អា​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​​ឧកញ៉ា​៤នាក់

 

VOA Khmer Interview: Global Witness Urges US Sanctions on Four Cambodian Tycoons

 

Cambodian tycoons set for victory in controversial poll, claims rights group

 

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​អាមេរិក​ថា ​ខ្លួន​កំពុង​បង្កើន​ល្បឿន​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​បង្កក​ទ្រព្យ​អ្នក​ជំនួញ​ស្និទ្ធនឹង​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន

 

លោក ថិត យ៉ូហូ សមាជិក​សភា​អាមេរិក ផ្ដល់បទសម្ភាសន៍ដល់អាស៊ីសេរី នៅថ្ងៃទី ០៨ ខែឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។

 

21 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : La Répression politique et la Corruption du régime de HUN Sen : Reportage d’Aljazeera à voir absolument !

Cambodia’s Election Crackdown

 

The documentary also puts the spotlight

on alleged criminal activities

carried out by other members

of Cambodia’s ruling elite

in Australia

13 Jul 2018

#Cambodia : EU mission assesses human rights and labour situation

Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “The EU is proud to provide the most economically vulnerable countries of the world with free access to our market. The Everything But Arms initiative has had a significant impact on development and poverty eradication in Cambodia. Nevertheless, the recent worrying developments in the country have called for a closer assessment of whether Cambodia is fulfilling its commitments. The discussions and information gathering during our EU mission have focused on the serious decline in the area of political and electoral rights, as well as a curbing of civil society activities. There are also deficiencies when it comes to land dispute resolution mechanisms, and serious threats to freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. In the trade policy of the European Union, social justice is a vital aspect, including the respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and labour standards. Following the fact-finding mission, we will now analyse the facts in detail, and consider further steps. Removing Cambodia from the trade scheme is a measure of last resort, if all our other efforts have failed to address these concerns.”

NGOS, Unions Urge Intervention in Cambodia’s Political Crisis Amid EU Fact-Finding Mission

13 Jul 2018

#cambodge : Il y a deux ans l’éminent analyste politique #kemley a été lâchement assassiné

Le Peuple découvrira

les vrais coupables,

les tueurs et commanditaires

de cet ignoble assassinat politique !

 

#cambodge : Assassinat de #KemLey : Le Peuple exprime sa colère et son affliction

 

Il est toujours présent parmi nous !

Nous continuons la route avec lui !

Et sans aucune goutte de larme !

 

Murder, Mourning and Martyrdom: Cambodia remembers Kem Ley

 

10 Jul 2018