Category : HR’s Activities

Joint Statement: ADHOC, CLEC and LICADHO call for the immediate release of 17 activists and observers in Koh Kong

Joint statement ADHOC, CLEC and LICADHO call for the immediate release of 17 activists and observers in Koh Kong 2 September 2015 ADHOC, LICADHO and CLEC are outraged by the detention of 17 protestors, NGO staff and media workers in Koh Kong’s provincial police station and call for their immediate release. The 17 were detained […]

Boeung Kak Lake Protesters Demonstrate Outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s House

At 8 am on the morning of April 22, 2013, around 80 former Boeung Kak Lake residents staged a protest in front of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Phnom Penh. They were requesting that the party president, H.E. Chea Sim, help them solve their longstanding land conflict with Shukaku Inc., a politically connected company that has begun work on a multi-million dollar development where their homes once stood. The former residents have been given inadequate compensation and have been repeatedly harassed and intimidated by the authorities. They were also demanding the release of Yorm Bopha, a former Boeung Kak resident and prominent activist jailed in December 2012 on charges widely perceived as baseless. There is very thin evidence connecting her with the crime she is purported to have committed and her sentence is likely related to her advocacy work.

STATEMENT: Mam Sonando Must Be Released and the Rights of All Journalists and Human Rights Defenders Upheld

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The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is deeply concerned about the arrest of Beehive radio owner Mam Sonando yesterday at his Phnom Penh home. According to the information received, Mr. Mam faces charges of insurrection and incitement, offenses punishable by up to 20 years in prison (Penal Code, articles 28, 456, 457, 464, 504 and 609). His arrest follows a speech by Prime Minister Hun Sen in which he alleged that Mr. Mam was directly responsible for a secession attempt in Kratie province’s Chhlong district. ADHOC is afraid these charges may be an excuse for silencing a prominent journalist and advocate of democratic rights, and calls on the authorities to immediately release him.

ADHOC Provide Material Assistance to Flood Victims in remote area of Dang Kambeth Commune, Sandan District Kampong Thom Province

The poorest flood victims living in five villages in Dang Kambeth Commune, Sandan District, Kampong Thom Province (Prey Lang area), had material assistance distributed to them on 28th February 2012 by a team of ADHOC employees. The assistance was bought with donations from Cambodian people in Canada to provide food to the flood victims and the poorest families. A total of 334 families were reached by this donation.

ADHOC Plays Important Role in organising National Consultation Workshop on Understanding of ASEAN and ASEAN Civil Society

Today in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) hosted the National Consultation Workshop on Understanding of ASEAN and ASEAN Civil Society with a view to preparing Cambodian civil society members for the upcoming ASEAN Summit 2012, to be hosted in Cambodia. ADHOC, currently chairing CHRAC, played a large role in coordinating this event. The consultation served to further educate Cambodian Civil Society on ASEAN, and to select members of seven committees that will be responsible for organising and facilitating the ACSC/APF 2012, which will take place alongside the ASEAN Leader Summit.