10th June, 2010 - Posted by Zarah Patriana - No Comments
Last week, we let you know about the June 2nd guilty verdict that the Cambodian Supreme Court struck on Global Exchange’s 2010 People’s Choice Honoree, Mu Sochua in the alleged defamation case against Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen.
Sochua sent us a note from Northern Cambodia where she is training women for the next commune elections and walking the campaign trail. She informed us of a petition that was just created asking President Obama to condemn the recent decision against her.
Sochua states that her case, “tells of the very unjust judiciary in Cambodia that is affecting millions of Cambodians.”
According to the petition:
The Cambodian Supreme Court’s ruling on June 2, 2010, exemplifies politically motivated targeting of opposition leaders by Prime Minister Hun Sen, lack of judicial accountability and fairness in the proceedings, and a denial of Cambodian citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and holding of their public officials accountable in the event of perceived breach of the law.
Join Sochua and hundreds of others to Stop the Suppression of Speech in Cambodia and sign the petition: