Statement: 2004

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Two suspects arrested for Chea Vichea murder should be released
Cambodia Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC)

February 12, 2004 - The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), a coalition of 17 local NGOs, appeals for the release of Born Sam Nang and Sok Sam Oeun, who were arrested and detained for the January 22 murder of union leader Chea Vichea. CHRAC believes there is inadequate evidence against the suspects and their arrests did not follow lawful procedures.

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CHRAC condemns assassination of Chea Vichea
Cambodia Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC)

January 22, 2004 - The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) deplores the killing of union leader Chea Vichea this morning, and demands swift action by the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice. Chea Vichea, President of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, was shot dead at approximately 9:30 AM while reading a newspaper at a newstand on Street 51 near Wat Lanka in Phnom Penh. An unidentified gunman walked up to him and shot him three times, before escaping with an accomplice who had been waiting on a motorcycle.

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13,504 Occupancy Rate: ↗161%

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Monthly population figures as of November 30, 2014, from the 18 prisons monitored by LICADHO

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