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Cambodia: Reporter Jailed for Quoting Hun Sen on COVID-19

Expand A screenshot of TVFB journalist, Sovann Rithy, at the General Commissariat of National Police in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 8, 2020.  © 2020 Commissariat of Phnom Penh Municipal Police/Facebook (Bangkok) – The Cambodian authorities should immediately drop all charges against Sovann Rithy, a journalist working for TVFB, who was arrested for quoting a recent speech by Prime Minister Hun Sen about COVID-19, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also immediately restore the license of TVFB, which was summarily revoked, Human Rights Watch said. On April 7, 2020, Sovann…

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