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Spotlight: Free Expression & the Law | Freedom of Assembly | Cambodia

Cambodian civil society groups condemn arrest and conviction of protesters

Cambodian civil society groups condemn arrest and conviction of protesters

Seven representatives of Cambodia's Boeung Kak Lake community were sentenced to one year in prison and a US$500 fine each after protesting over alleged deliberate drainage problems. Their arrest "is extremely worrying, especially when taking into account the fact that five of them were previously jailed for peaceful activism."

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