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Cambodian accused of defamation over Facebook post

(CCHR/IFEX) - On 6 March 2013, CCHR released a fact sheet on the recent case of a teacher, Phel Phearun, who was summoned by the Chamkarmorn Police in connection with a defamation case over a Facebook post.

The Phnom Penh municipal police allege that a Facebook post made public by Phel Phearun on 24 January 2013 constitutes defamation. The post in question detailed the confiscation of Phel Phearun's motorbike earlier that day and expressed concern about his treatment by the police. This is the first case of its kind in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Download the CCHR Fact Sheet.
cambodia_phel_phearun_factsheet.pdf (178 KB)

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