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Cambodia's government uses courts to silence critics - U.N. rapporteur

Nov 19, 2014    

GENEVA (Reuters) - Cambodia's government is using the country's judiciary to silence opposition parties and other critics of its policies, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.Nepalese-born barrister and academic Surya Sabedi, said the situation was highlighted by a recent series of arrests that were promptly followed by mass trials and convictions for participation in peaceful protests.Cambodian officials in Geneva were not immediately available to comment."It saddens me to see the courts being used again and again as a tool of the executive," Sabedi said. "Those who s...

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