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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cambodia's Political Prisoners: 27


Since May 2015, the Cambodian government’s assault on its critics has intensified, and the number of political prisoners held in Cambodia’s prisons has risen sharply as the authorities have made increasing use of the criminal justice system to persecute dissenters.

Below are details of the current political prisoners, whose cases have been directly investigated by LICADHO. Amongst them are human rights defenders, environmental campaigners, monks, students, opposition party activists, members of the national assembly and senate, and human rights workers. They are being held for a variety of offences but together they illustrate Cambodia’s increasingly restricted political environment in which opposition is not tolerated and debate stifled. (ភាសាខ្មែរ)

Political prisoner count: 27

(Click on individual photos for details of charges)

Kim Sok, 36
Political Commentator
Detained for 81 days
(since Feb. 17, 2017)
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Chao Veasna, 53
SRP Poipet commune council deputy chief (elected)
Detained for 82 days
(since Feb. 16, 2017)
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Tep Vanny, 35
Boeung Kak land activist
Sentenced to
2.5 years in prison
Detained for 267 days
(since Aug. 15, 2016)
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Lim Mony, 60
ADHOC senior investigator, women and children's rights section
Detained for 376 days
(since Apr. 28, 2016)
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Nay Vanda, 42
ADHOC deputy head of human rights section
Detained for 376 days
(since Apr. 28, 2016)
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Ny Chariya, 54
National Election Committee deputy secretary-general
Detained for 376 days
(since Apr. 28, 2016)
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Ny Sokha, 51
ADHOC head of human rights section
Detained for 376 days
(since Apr. 28, 2016)
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Yi Soksan, 53
ADHOC senior investigator
Detained for 376 days
(since Apr. 28, 2016)
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Um Sam An, 43
CNRP member of parliament (elected)
Sentenced to
2.5 years in prison
Detained for 393 days
(since Apr. 11, 2016)
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Norng Sarith, 42
SRP Bavet commune council member (elected)
Detained for 537 days
(since Nov. 19, 2015)
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Sok Sam Ean, 38
CNRP supporter
Detained for 537 days
(since Nov. 19, 2015)
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Hong Sok Hour, 59
SRP senator (elected)
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 633 days
(since Aug. 15, 2015)
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Yea Thong, 26
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 643 days
(since Aug. 5, 2015)
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Roeun Chetra, 33
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 644 days
(since Aug. 4, 2015)
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Yun Kimhour, 28
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 644 days
(since Aug. 4, 2015)
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Dav Tep, 28
Monk
Sentenced to
2 years in prison
Detained for 647 days
(since Aug. 1, 2015)
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An Batham, 36
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Ke Khim, 34
CNRP supporter
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Khin Chamreun, 33
CNRP Phnom Penh youth chief
Sentenced to
20 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Meach Sovannara, 46
CNRP national election candidate
Sentenced to
20 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Neang Sokhun, 33
CNRP Chhbar Ampov district youth leader
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Oeur Narith, 37
CNRP public affairs department officer
Sentenced to
20 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Ouk Pich Samnang, 53
CNRP supporter
Sentenced to
9 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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San Kimheng, 30
CNRP Tuol Kork district youth leader
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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San Seihak, 28
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Sum Puthy, 49
CNRP Chhbar Ampov district council member (elected)
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Tep Narin, 30
CNRP youth member
Sentenced to
7 years in prison
Detained for 658 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)
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Released prisoner count: 8
(The list below is not exhaustive and consists only of prisoners previously included in the above list)

Kong Raya, 25
Cambodia Student Network president
Sentenced to
18 months in prison
Detained 552 days
(released on Feb. 22, 2017)
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Din Puthy, 38
CNRP deputy head of operations in Poipet city
Detained 23 days
(released on Jan. 14, 2017)
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Seang Chet, 43
SRP Srok commune council chief (elected)
Sentenced to
5 years in prison
Detained 228 days
(released on Dec. 8, 2016)
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Sim Samnang, 28
Mother Nature activist
Sentenced to
18 months in prison
(partly suspended)
Detained 319 days
(released on Jul. 1, 2016)
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Sun Mala, 23
Mother Nature activist
Sentenced to
18 months in prison
(partly suspended)
Detained 319 days
(released on Jul. 1, 2016)
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Try Sovikea, 23
Mother Nature activist
Sentenced to
18 months in prison
(partly suspended)
Detained 319 days
(released on Jul. 1, 2016)
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Chea Vanda, 30
Monk
Sentenced to
3 months in prison
Detained 242 days
(released on Mar. 30, 2016)
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Vein Vorn, 36
CPP Pralay commune council member (elected)
Sentenced to
12 months in prison
(partly suspended)
Detained 148 days
(released on Mar. 3, 2016)
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