Restrictions on the Freedom of Assembly in Cambodia 2005

Released in December 2005

The Cambodian government continues to maintain strict measures to suppress demonstrations or public gatherings of all kinds in the country. From January to November 2005, the authorities made attempts to prevent or disperse at least 40 public gatherings, including rallies and demonstrations, street marches, public discussion forums, labor strikes and protests over land disputes. Police and authorities have refused permission for public gatherings to be held, or otherwise tried to discourage them including by threatening to arrest participants, and have at times forcibly broken up gatherings.

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