Phnom Penh court charges human rights worker Ny Chakrya

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor has decided to charge prominent human rights monitor Ny Chakrya in a case that rights groups have labeled a bald-faced attempt to suppress criticism of the Kingdom’s judiciary.

The case stems from two Siem Reap Provincial Court officials who accused Chakrya of public defamation and acts of slanderous defamation after Chakrya spoke out on what he characterised as the court’s illegal detention of two villagers involved in a land dispute.

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