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Cambodia: Election official sentenced for criticising court

Responding to the sentencing of Ny Chakrya, a senior election official and the former head of monitoring for rights group Adhoc, to six months in prison on Thursday, Amnesty International said:

“Today’s conviction of Ny Chakrya is a brazen assault on the right to freedom of expression, which protects criticism of officials, including judicial officials. The ongoing misuse of the judicial system to harass civil society and political opposition continues unabated with the government trampling over rights in an effort to silence dissent.”

Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty International’s Director for South East Asia and the Pacific.