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Cambodia Arrests 8 for Eviction Protest Ahead of Obama Visit

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodian police have arrested eight people for painting messages on their rooftops asking U.S. President Barack Obama to help them avoid eviction. Activists say over 180 families living on the perimeter of Phnom Penh airport have been told to vacate their houses because of security concerns ahead of President Obama’s visit to Cambodia on Monday. […]

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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to longstanding human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings, torture, and abductions. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday more than 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in […]

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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to longstanding human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings, torture, and abductions. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday over 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in Cambodia […]

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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings in the Southeast Asian nation. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday over 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in […]

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Cambodians Mourn Revered ex-King Sihanouk

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodians entered a second day of mourning Tuesday for their revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, as preparations were made to return his body from China. Tearful mourners placed a small wreath outside the royal palace in the Cambodian capital and offered prayers for the man they called “King-Father,” who died of a heart attack in […]

Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Dies

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Cambodian king, Norodom Sihanouk, has died at the age of 89. Cambodian government officials say the former leader died of natural causes early Monday , in Beijing, where he was receiving medical treatment. Sihanouk came to the throne in 1941 and went on to rule Cambodia off and on more than 60 years. Sihanouk […]

Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Dies

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media reports that Cambodia’s former king, Norodom Sihanouk, has died in Beijing. He was 89. Sihanouk came to the throne in 1941 at the age of 19. He went on to rule Cambodia off and on more than 60 years. Sihanouk was heralded for bringing his ancient kingdom through independence from France, war […]

US Defends Broadcasts to Cambodia

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is rejecting allegations by Cambodian officials who say U.S.-funded broadcasters are supporting the opposition. US Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh disputed the accusations Friday, telling VOA Khmer that Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America are not in place to be “anti-Cambodian.” “U.S. funding of Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America […]

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Searing Cambodian Genocide Film Grips US Audiences

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A groundbreaking Cambodian film depicting the life of a woman who lost most of her family four decades ago in the genocidal reign of the Khmer Rouge is touring the United States and stirring profound reflection and grief in Khmer-speaking audiences. “Lost Loves,” co-written by Chhay Bora and his actress wife Kauv Sotheary, is the […]

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US Slams ‘Harsh’ Sentence Against Cambodia Gov’t Critic

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “deeply concerned” at the conviction of a prominent Cambodian land rights campaigner who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on insurrection charges. In a statement Monday, the State Department characterized the sentence against Mam Sonando as “harsh” and called on the Cambodian government to immediately release the 71-year-old. […]