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Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression

Expand Prime Minister Hun Sen signs a register before a plenary session at the National Assembly of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, February 14, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (New York) – Cambodia’s parliament enacted amendments to the constitution and penal code that will further consolidate the ruling party’s power and stifle free speech, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia’s donors should publicly state that these continued moves towards a one-party state will have serious political, economic, and diplomatic consequences. With the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) dissolved, the Cambodian…

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