Criminalisation and persecution of Cambodian human rights defenders

Protest against the imprisonment of 13 human rights activists (Photo: LICADHO)

Protest against the imprisonment of 13 human rights activists (Photo: LICADHO)

Did you miss the seminar? View the conversation on our Youtube-channel. The conversation followed the screening of the video Flowers of Freedom: The Campaign to Free the 15 (we strongly recommend you to view it before this conversation).

In May, police arrested 15 human rights defenders in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Within days, 13 of them had been convicted to each two and a half years in prison in an unfair trial. In the past several years, they have carried out peaceful protests against forced evictions and unlawful expropriation of land in the Boeung Kak area.

Ee SaromEe Sarom at Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), a housing rights NGO, was one of several civil society leaders supporting the community’s mobilisation for the release of the activists. Hear his story about the “Free the 15” campaign and the increasingly tough conditions for human rights defenders in Cambodia.

Welcome to the autumn’s first seminar in our series “One hour of human rights”!

The seminar will be in English and is moderated by Brittis Edman, Southeast Asia Programme Director at Civil Rights Defenders.

Date: Wednesday August 29, 2012
Time: 9.00 – 10.00 (coffee/tea and sandwiches served from 8.30)
Location: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

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Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: #FreeThe15BK, Cambodia, and One hour of human rights.
Regions: Cambodia.