‘Friday Women’ Harassed by Cambodia Police

I have been receiving reports that for the last number of weeks Cambodian police have harassed Woman Human Rights Defenders from the Friday Women, forcefully confiscating their banners. I will be watching with concern how their peaceful protest is met by the authorities tomorrow.

I note in its last UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) review, Cambodia supported the recommendation from the Netherlands to “ensure a free civic space, allowing human rights defenders…to freely express themselves both offline and online, without fear of harassment or reprisal.

Below you’ll find a video of the Woman Human Rights Defenders carrying out their regular protests.


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