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#USA : Mesures de restriction de Visas prises par les Etats-Unis contre HUN Sen et son gouvernement

Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining Cambodian Democracy

Press Statement

Heather Nauert 
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 6, 2017

As the White House stated in a November 16, press statement, the United States is taking concrete steps to respond to the Cambodian government’s actions that have undermined the country’s progress in advancing democracy and respect for human rights. These actions—which run counter to the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 that ended a tragic conflict and accorded the Cambodian people democratic rights—include the dissolution of the main opposition political party and banning of its leaders from electoral politics, imprisonment of opposition leader Kem Sokha, restriction of civil society, and suppression of independent media.

In direct response to the Cambodian government’s series of anti-democratic actions, we announce the Secretary of State will restrict entry into the United States of those individuals involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia. In certain circumstances, family members of those individuals will also be subject to visa restrictions.

We call on the Cambodian government to reverse course by reinstating the political opposition, releasing Kem Sokha, and allowing civil society and media to resume their constitutionally protected activities. Such actions could lead to a lifting of these travel restrictions and increase the potential for Cambodia’s 2018 electoral process to regain legitimacy.

We will continue to monitor the situation and take additional steps as necessary, while maintaining our close and enduring ties with the people of Cambodia.


សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក​ដាក់​បម្រាម​ទិដ្ឋាការ​មន្ត្រី​កម្ពុជា​ និង​គ្រួសារ

រូបឯកសារ៖ លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តី ​ហ៊ុន សែន (កណ្តាល) និយាយ​ទៅ​កាន់​មន្រ្តី​មួយ​រូប ខណៈ​ដែល​រដ្ឋមន្រ្តី​ក្រសួងការពារ​ជាតិ​លោក​ ទៀ បាញ់ និង​មន្រ្តី​ក្រសួង​ការពារជាតិ​ មួយ​ចំនួន​ទៀត​ ចុះ​ពី​យន្តហោះ​ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ដំណើរទស្សនកិច្ច​ទៅ​កាន់​ប្រទេស​ឡាវ នៅ​ប្រលាន​យន្តហោះ​ក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​សៅរ៍ ទី១២ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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07 Dec 2017

#Cambodge : Les Etats-Unis renouvellent leur appel pour la libération de KEM Sokha

L’Assemblée de HUN Sen vient d’adopter les amendements aux lois sur les élections afin de s’attribuer les sièges du Parti d’Opposition, le CNRP.

Les Etats-Unis, par la voix du Département d’Etat, ont exprimé leur profonde inquiétude quant à la dépossession de leur voix pour plusieurs millions de votants. Ils demandent aux autorités gouvernementales de considérer les implications sérieuses de leur action.

Les Etats-Unis renouvellent leur appel pour que KEM Sokha soit libéré.


Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 16, 2017

We are deeply concerned by the National Assembly’s passage of amendments to Cambodia’s Election Law today. If ratified, these amendments, in conjunction with the lawsuit by the Cambodian Ministry of Interior to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), would effectively disenfranchise the millions of people who voted for the CNRP in the 2013 and 2017 elections.

Genuine competition is essential to democracy and to the legitimacy of the 2018 national elections. History proves that suppressing legitimate political activity leads to more long-term instability, rather than less. We urge government officials to consider the serious implications of their recent actions.

We renew our call that the leader of the CNRP—Kem Sokha—be released from prison.



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17 Oct 2017

Les Etats-Unis se retirent de l’#UNESCO, le 31 Décembre 2018

Les Chinois vont profiter du vide laissé par les américains.

The United States Withdraws From UNESCO


12 Oct 2017

#cambodge : Arrestation de KEM Sokha : Communiqué du Département d’Etat #USA

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

Arrest of Cambodian Opposition Leader

Press Statement

Heather Nauert 
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 3, 2017

We note with grave concern the Cambodian government’s arrest of Kem Sokha, respected leader of the political opposition, on a number of charges that appear to be politically motivated. Kem Sokha has a long, distinguished, and internationally recognized commitment to human rights and peaceful democracy.

This government move follows a number of troubling recent steps, including the imposition of unprecedented restrictions on independent media and civil society. These measures undercut Cambodia’s progress in recent decades and raise serious questions about the government’s ability to organize credible national elections in 2018 which produce an outcome that enjoys democratic legitimacy.

04 Sep 2017

#usa #russie : Rencontre entre Poutine et Trump au G20


A lire le Point de presse donné par Tillerson sur la rencontre entre Poutine et Trump pendant le G20 : les cyber -attaques russes, la Syrie et la Corée du Nord et la Chine :

HomePress Briefing on the President’s Meetings at the G20 | July 7, 2017

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08 Jul 2017

#usa #chine #diplomatie : R. Tillerson à Pékin : Changement de ton ! Les Droits de l’Homme revenus sur le tapis !

R. Tillerson à Pékin : Changement de ton radical pour apaiser la tension en Asie Pacifique, après des propos fracassants qui visaient la Corée du Nord.

Les Etats-unis parlent à nouveau des valeurs universelles des Droits de l’Homme.


The U.S. side is ready to develop relations with China based on the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, said Tillerson.

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

“You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this,” Xi said.
“We both believe that China-U.S. cooperation henceforth is the direction we are both striving for. We are both expecting a new era for constructive development,” Xi said.
“We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened, strengthening of the ties between China and the United States and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.”


President Xi meets U.S. Secretary of State

President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.
Tillerson said President Trump valued communication with President Xi, and looked forward to meeting Xi and the opportunity for a visit to China.
The U.S. side is ready to develop relations with China based on the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, said Tillerson.



It is important that the leaders of our two countries engage in further dialogue to develop a common understanding that will guide our relationship for the next half-century.

and we must both promote stability and growth

And I made clear that the United States will continue to advocate for universal values such as human rights and religious freedom.

U.S. will continue to advocate for universal values such as human rights & religious freedom

#asiepacifique : Bruits de bottes ou pire

19 Mar 2017

#laos : Existence d’un Groupe de résistance armée anti-gouvernemental ?

U.S. Department of State - Great SealLaos Travel Alert


Violence Flares in Laos

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