Monthly Archives: November 2015

Travesty of Justice in Cambodia

http://m.malaysiakini.com/letters/321546

Pressure is mounting from outside.

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These men were seen on video walking away after the man in green scarf repeadly stomped on MP, Nhoy Chamrouen

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CNRP leaders are divided into teams to brief rank and files on its strategy to bring change and to stop this travesty of justice.

 

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European Parliament Resolution on Cambodia

 

Unanimously adopted by the European Parliament on November 26, 2015 with standing ovation for Sam Rainsy present in the public gallery.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=P8-RC-2015-1263&language=EN

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A BRIGHTER THREAD

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U.N. STATEMENT

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52581#.Vkv6VnCkqrW

NO RULE OF LAW IN CAMBODIA

Heavy police forces deployed along road to Phnom Penh Onternational Airport awaiting return of Mr. Sam Rainsy-16/11/15

Heavy police forces deployed along road to Phnom Penh Onternational Airport awaiting return of Mr. Sam Rainsy-16/11/15

MP, Eng Chhay Ieng strongly questions the legality of the arrest warrant against Mr. Sam Rainsy. He raised all these questions this morning at the meeting of the National Assembly Permanent Committee which had the stripping of Mr. Sam Rainsy’s immunity on its agenda.

The key legal issues which international community should raise with the government:

1/ the 13/11/15 arrest warrant is based on the decision of the Court of Appeals in March 2013.

Question: Mr. Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia after a royal pardon on 19/07/13 and exercise his political rights since then. Why the Courts did not take action during the past two years?

2/ NEC cleared for and accepted the candidacy of Mr. Sam Rainsy as MP. The President of the National Assembly officially proclaimed the legality of the candidacy and the proclamation was posted to the for objection on 28/07/14.

Question: why did the Courts not take action then?

3/ Mr. Sam Rainsy took oath under the Royal presence of His Majesty the King on 05/08/14.

Question: why did the Courts not take action?

Cambodian Migrant Workers Want Change

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CAMBODIA COURTS ACT AGAIN

The Phnom Penh Municipality Court issued an Arrest Warrant against CAmbodia’s Opposition Leader, Sam Rainsy.

The verdict dates from 25 May, 2011

Political tensions in the past few days have reached the highest point after Sam Rainsy compared the election in Burma to Cambodia.

What is Cambodia’s PM worried about if he is so certain his party will win in 2018 election?

Unofficial Translation

Arrest Warrant

I, Sy Vanny, representing the Prosecution Office of Phnom Penh Municipal Court (“PPMC”):

– Having seen articles 27, 196, 496, and 497 of Criminal Procedural Code of the Kingdom of Cambodia entering into force by Royal Decree 0807/024 dated 10-08-2007;

– Having seen criminal verdict No. 31 dated 25 May 2011 of PPMC;

– Having seen criminal verdict [or, decision of the criminal case] No. 89 dated 13 October 2011 of PPMC;

– Having seen official judgment No. 17 dated 12 March 2013 of Appeals Court;

-Having seen Request to Implement Official Judgment dated 13 November 2015 by Mr. Ka Savuth, attorney representing HE Hor Namhong.

After having reviewed:
– Sam Rainsy…(bio, occupation and address)

Shall be charged with: Public Defamation and Incitement Resulting in Discrimination, which occurred at Choeung Ek Museum [address Phnom Penh] on 17 April 2008, in accordance with Articles 494 and 496 of the Criminal Code.

With the understanding that:

-as a matter of authority, the abovementioned verdicts and official judgment will now be implemented.

– The PPMC has sentenced the named Sam Rainsy to two (2) years in prison and fined 8 million riels; and the Appeals Court has discharged this case from its caseload in accordance with the official judgment No. 17 dated 12 March 2013. However, the named Sam Rainsy has yet to serve his sentence.

Therefore it is decided:

1. Arrest the named Sam Rainsy with the above identification in accordance with the official judgment No. 17 dated 12 March 2013 of the Appeals Court;

2. Order public armed forces to search and bring in the named “tin-dith” Sam Rainsy to serve his sentence at the prison of the Ministry of Interior;

3. All agents of public armed services shall cooperate effectively.

Phnom Penh, 13 November 2015
Prosecution Office
[signed: Sy Vanny]
Sy Vanny
Deputy Prosecutor

Anti-riot police marching in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court

Anti-riot police marching in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court