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Sweden's Ambassador to Cambodia Bjorn Haggmark (left) meets with Kem Sokha, leader of the dissolved main opposition CNRP, at Sokha's home, in this photograph posted to Sokha's Facebook page on May 19, 2020.

Sweden to Refocus Cambodia Aid Due to Rights Concerns

Sweden said it would phase out bilateral development funding to Cambodia by the middle of next year in order to focus aid on promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law in the country following severe rights restrictions in recent years.

Activists submit a petition to the Health Ministry requesting alcohol-based sanitizers, face masks and other social support from the government on April 28, 2020. (Supplied)Activists submit a petition to the Health Ministry requesting alcohol-based sanitizers, face masks and other social support from the government on April 28, 2020. (Supplied)

Petitioners Held, Questioned After Requesting Debt Relief, Face Masks

Ten petitioners who called on the government this week to provide debt relief and protective health supplies to poor citizens were detained and questioned in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu province, and then released after agreeing not to petition the state again.

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Government ‘Unlikely’ to Probe Prison Baby’s Death, Official Says

The government’s human rights committee was “unlikely” to further investigate anyone responsible for the death of a 5-month-old baby who was living with her mother in prison, since the committee had already determined that the child died of “poor health,” its spokesman said.

Ven Rachna, who sells clothing via her Facebook page under the name Thai Srey Neang, speaks in an apology video posted to the Phnom Penh Municipal Police's Facebook page on February 18, 2020.

Online Clothes Seller Charged for Pornography

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged an online clothes seller for pornography and indecent exposure over photos posted to her Facebook page in which the woman is wearing what authorities have deemed suggestive attire.