Cambodia: Killing of Kem Ley Adds Grave Concern to the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation
Civil Rights Defenders joins 20 other local, regional and international civil society groups and networks in condemning the murder of Cambodian activist and political analyst Kem Ley in Phnom Penh on 10 July 2016.
Kem Ley was a strong advocate of democracy, good governance, and human rights in Cambodia, who worked closely with grassroots movements.
The signatories call for a prompt, thorough, impartial, and independent investigation into his death, and call on the authorities to ensure accountability for this atrocious killing.
They also call on the international community to support Cambodia’s civil society in their campaigns to obtain the immediate release all political prisoners and an end to all human rights violations, including judicial harassment and attacks on human rights defenders and organisations.
Read the full joint statement here.
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