human rights
Mr. Pov Saroath

For Shooting Victim, Incident Anything but ‘Resolved’

BATTAMBANG CITY — After being shot in the back five months ago in a violent crackdown by military police on a land-dispute protest, Pov Saroath is now deep in debt and faces a life without the use of his legs. For provincial authorities involved in the incident, at least, the situation has been labeled “completely resolved.”

Tith Rorn

Police Deny Ignoring Death of Opposition Activist

Kampong Cham province police have denied ignoring the death in custody of Tith Rorn, a former election observer and son of a local opposition party official, whose battered body was returned to his family three days after his arrest in April.

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.