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Cambodia: Former Opposition Official Detained

Expand Former CNRP official, Nuth Pich, in custody, August 17, 2019.  © 2019 VOD (Bangkok) – Cambodian authorities for the first time invoked a discredited 2017 Supreme Court ruling to arrest a former opposition official in Kampot province, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 17, the authorities detained Nuth Pich, a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) provincial leader, for allegedly disobeying the court decision that dissolved the party. The Cambodian authorities should drop all politically motivated charges against Pich, 63, and unconditionally release him. “Cambodian authorities…

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