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#Cambodge : L’ONU demande la libération immédiate de KEM Sokha

UN body declares detention of opposition leader Kem Sokha ‘arbitrary’, calls for his immediate release

U.N. urges Cambodia to free opposition leader, calls detention ‘arbitrary’

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) called Kem Sokha’s arrest and detention “politically motivated,” amid an “escalating trend in Cambodia of suppression of criticism of the government” ahead of the vote.

“The Working Group considers that Mr Kem Sokha has been deprived of his liberty on discriminatory grounds, namely his political or other opinion,”

 

Supporters of Kem Sokha, former opposition leader and ex-president of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), hold up a poster near the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

10 May 2018