Free the Adhoc 5

GENEVA (20 December 2016) – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), established to examine cases globally of arbitrary detention and make recommendations, has released an opinion on the case of the #Adhoc5. It notes “that the deprivation of liberty of Mr. Ny Sokha, Mr. Nay Vanda, Mr. Yi Soksan, Ms. Lim Mony and Mr. Ny Chakrya is arbitrary”. This opinion was made through the consideration of the current situation of the five, as well as submissions made by various sources on the case. WGAD calls on the government “to take appropriate steps to remedy the situation of persons arbitrarily deprived of their liberty”. The full opinion can be read in English here.

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