#cambodge : Rhona SMITH : Détérioration des conditions des Droits de l’Homme
Law in the Kingdom is being used as a “political tool“. A variety of different laws have been used in order to arrest or charge or detain members of the opposition party.
“Cambodia is close to a dangerous tipping point,” Ms. Smith said. “All laws must be applied equally and fairly to all political parties and their members to ensure protection of the democratic space in the run-up to the elections. The political situation, which includes renewed threats, judicial proceedings and even physical beatings of members of the opposition, is worrying.”