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Kem Sokha

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Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Phnom Penh,

Cambodia

Company Description

The CCHR is a non-political, independent, non-governmental organization which works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout Cambodia. We focus primarily on civil and political rights, although we work on a variety of interlinke...more

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CCHR is a Cambodian non-governmental organization based in Phnom Penh and was established by Mr. Kem Sokha, a popular former parliamentarian, former Senate member, and human rights activist.Since 2003, Radio VOD has became instrumental in rallying the biggest number of people in participating and supporting public activities organized by CCHR such as the signature campaign for the released of detained human rights activists (Mr. Kem Sokha and Mr. Pa Nguon Teang, among others), the 50-kilometer freedom march in 2006, and the second freedom march from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2007.In 2007, Mr. Kem Sokha resigned as the President of CCHR and decided to organize his own party, the Human Rights Party.


www.crcfresno.org

H.E. Kem Sokha visited Fresno, CA.H.E. Kem Sokha visited Fresno, CA.From left Mr. Presley Sam, Mr. Sovann Chao, Mr. Sopheaktra Nou, H.E. Kem Sokha ( President of Cambodian Center for Human Rights ( CCHR).and Ms. Phalla Em.


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Report on the Arrest of Kem Sokha and other Public Figures
There is a Cambodian working group, and a key member of that national working group is Kem Sokha, an eminent human rights defender and the director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. On 31 December 2005, Kem Sokha was arrested by the Cambodian authorities on charges of criminal defamation against the Government, resulting in his pre-trial detention. The arrest of Kem Sokha triggered the concern of the Working Group in regard to the declining human rights situation in Cambodia, affecting human rights defenders, including those belonging to the Cambodian working group. This was the primary reason why , at short notice, the Working Group sent two of its members, Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand) and Param Cumaraswamy (Malaysia) to Phnom Penh to appraise the situation , to try to visit Kem Sokha and to explore future options. The arrest of Kem Sokha is one of several recent arrests and charges brought against human rights defenders and well known public figures by the Cambodian authorities on grounds of criminal defamation. These incidents have added to the "climate of fear" emanating from government-related practices. This was noted by several people with whom the Working Group members talked. The circumstances behind the arrest were that the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, and other NGOs, including the Community Legal Education Centre, were part of the organizing committee of a public event to mark International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2005, which had been authorized by the authorities. One banner belonging to the Cambodian Center for Human Rights had additional comments written on it, including a comment which gave rise to the defamation charges - it allegedly accused the Prime Minister of Cambodia of "selling land" to Vietnam. Kem Sokha , Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights was arrested with Yeng Virak, Director of the Community Legal Education Centre on 31 December 2005. Later, Kem Sokha's deputy, Pa Nguon Teang, was also arrested. On a positive note, at the time of the visit of members of the Working Group, Yeng Virak was released on bail, although the defamation charges had not been dropped. However, the bail application of Kem Sokha had been rejected at first instance and was pending appeal before a higher court. Both Kem Sokha and his deputy were in pre-trial detention in a Phnom Penh prison. While Kem Sokha's lawyers had periodic access to him in prison, Kem Sokha's wife had only been permitted to visit once; however, on the day when the Working Group members talked to his wife, they were informed that Kem's wife had been told she would be granted permission to visit him twice a week. We understand that during the week following our visit she was given permission to visit him four times a month; Kem Sokha has health problems needing attention from his own doctor; to date his doctor has had no access to him; a medical report from his doctor should also be prepared and given to the prison authorities and to the judge considering his bail application; given the poor conditions of the prison, Kem Sokha's health has been affected negatively; Regrettably, the Working Group members were unable to visit Kem Sokha as permission had not yet been granted for them to visit, prior to their departure from Phnom Penh; Ensure that Kem Sokha's family and doctor have access to him consistently in any event; the need for such humanitarian access pertains to the situation of all prisoners; Enable a medical report on Kem Sokha's health to be prepared by his doctor and ensure that it is taken into account by the prison authorities and the judge considering his bail application, for the sake of humane treatment; Kem Sokha and other public figures were released on bail after the visit of the Working Group members, primarily due to foreign pressure from many sources.


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International community calls for Kem Sokha's release
01Jan06--Cambodian human rights advocate Kem Sokha steadily receives the international community's support for his release after he was arrested last week on charges of defamatory remarks against the Cambodian government. Although the organizers claimed that the handwritten remarks did not come from them and that the banners were put down after they took notice, Sokha and another activist Yeng Virak, Director of the Community Legal Education Center, were arrested by the Cambodian police on 31 December 2005. Kem Sokha is the executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. He had been elected as a member of the National Assembly and Senator, respectively, and used to head the human rights committees of both. The Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism affirms the international community's call for the release of Kem Sokha and others. The Working Group is an informal coalition of individuals and groups working with ASEAN governments and civil society towards the establishment of an intergovernmental human rights mechanism in Southeast Asia. It is organized into national working groups composed of representatives of government institutions, parliamentary human rights committees, academe, and non-government organizations. Kem Sokha is the Chair of the Cambodian Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism.


www.crcfresno.org

H.E. Kem Sokha visited Fresno, CA.CRC | H.E. Kem Sokha visited Fresno, CA.H.E. Kem Sokha visited Fresno, CA.From left Mr. Presley Sam, Mr. Sovann Chao, Mr. Sopheaktra Nou, H.E. Kem Sokha ( President of Cambodian Center for Human Rights ( CCHR).and Ms. Phalla Em.


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