Democracy in Doubt

February 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2006, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p6
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The article focuses on the political conditions prevailing in Cambodia. Various members of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCRH), including the director Kem Sokha, have been entrapped by the government of Cambodia in defamation cases, in order to silence those who dare to speak out against the government. The CCRH has been a persistent critic of the Cambodian government's human rights record. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, the ongoing arrests would have a negative impact on the economic and political progress of Cambodia, which has been attained through the painstaking efforts over the last decade.


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