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Human rights: Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Cambodia
PLENARY SESSION Press release – Development and cooperation / External relations − 26-11-2015 – 12:23
Parliament urges Cambodia to drop all charges brought against opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members; calls on the Bangladesh authorities to restore the full independence of the media; and appeals to the government of Afghanistan to intensify cooperation with the government of Pakistan, in three resolutions passed on Thursday.
Parliament is concerned at the deteriorating climate for opposition politicians and activists, and human rights, social and environmental activists in Cambodia and urges the Cambodian authorities to “revoke the arrest warrant and drop all charges issued against opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members of the National Assembly and Senate, including Senator Hong Sok Hour and CNRP activists and organisers, to allow them to work freely without fear of arrest or persecution, and to end political use of the courts to prosecute people on politically-motivated and trumped-up charge”. The EP calls on the government of Cambodia and the opposition to engage in a serious and meaningful dialogue.
The non-binding resolution was passed by 567 votes to 27, with 36 abstentions.
SAM Rainsy received an ovation from the European Parliament after the vote
២៦ វិច្ឆិកា ២០១៥ / 26 November 2015
European Parliament Resolution on Cambodia.
ក្នុងចំណុចទី២ និង ទី៣ នៃញត្តិរបស់ខ្លួន ចុះថ្ងៃទី ២៦ ខែ វិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៥នេះ ស្តីពីកម្ពុជា “សភាអឺរ៉ុប ជំរុញឲ្យ អាជ្ញាធរកម្ពុជា លុបចោលនូវ ដីកាបង្គាប់ឲ្យចាប់ខ្លួន និង រាល់ការចោទប្រកាន់ទាំងប៉ុន្មាន ដែលបានធ្វើឡើងចំពោះ មេបក្សប្រឆាំង សម រង្សី ុ (…) ហើយ ជំរុញ ឲ្យ រដ្ឋសភា ផ្តល់តំណែង និង តួនាទី (ជាអ្នកតំណាងរាស្ត្រ) ជូនលោក សម រង្សី ុ វិញ ជាបន្ទាន់ ព្រមទាំង ផ្តល់អភ័យឯកសិទ្ធិសភា ជូនលោកវិញផងដែរ”។
សូមរម្លឹកថា សភាអឺរ៉ុប តំណាងឲ្យប្រជារាស្ត្រ នៃ ២៨ ប្រទេស ដែលជាសមាជិក នៃសហភាពអឺរ៉ុប។
In Points 2 and 3 of its 26 November 2015 Resolution on Cambodia, “The European Parliament urges the Cambodian authorities to revoke the arrest warrant and drop all charges issued against opposition leader Sam Rainsy (…), and calls on the National Assembly to reinstate Sam Rainsy immediately [as member of parliament] and to restore his parliamentary immunity.”
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