#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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