Human Rights Watch criticizes Cambodia's 'wave of abuse' against peaceful protesters

November 14, 2014 4:00 AM

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Human Rights Watch has voiced criticism over the Cambodian government's latest crackdown on dissent, urging foreign donors to condemn an "escalating wave of abuse" against peaceful protesters.

The New York-based rights group said Friday that in the past week authorities have broken up a string of small protests and arrested more than a dozen people, most of whom were convicted in quick trials and sentenced to one-year prison sentences,

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