Cambodia: 150 politicians and opposition supporters face jail in mass trials

Cambodia: 150 politicians and opposition supporters face jail in mass trials

Ahead of a series of mass trials against around 150 people affiliated with the banned National Rescue Party of Cambodia (CNRP), Amnesty International Asia-Pacific Regional Director Yamini Mishra said:

“These mass trials are an affront to international standards for fair trials, Cambodia’s human rights commitments and the rule of law.

“This case attack is the culmination of a relentless campaign of persecution against Cambodia’s political opposition and other dissenting voices.

This case assault is the culmination of a relentless campaign of persecution against the Cambodian political opposition.

Yamini Mishra, Regional Director Asia-Pacific

“The recent history of Cambodia suggests that the defendants have low hopes of a fair trial. When it comes to prosecution of opposition activists and critics of the government, political motives systematically trump facts and law.

“The fact that opposition politicians were refused …

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