GENEVA (19 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed concern at an escalating trend of suppression by the Cambodian Government of dissenting opinions in what appears to be an attempt to intimidate or silence political opinion.

“We call on the Government to reverse the current downward trend in enjoyment of political rights and fundamental freedoms,” the experts said. “It is time the Government leads a change of the political culture to one of dialogue with a focus on issues rather than people, as a way to move ahead and to create a solid basis for durable peace, sustainable development and the enjoyment of all human rights.”

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(*) UN experts: Rhona Smith, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia.
                         David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.