CHRC rebuffs Amnesty International report on human rights violation claim

Publication date 09 April 2021 | 14:09 | ICT

Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has rejected the claims made by Amnesty International that Cambodia had "severely" violated human rights and restricted the opposition, civil society and media in 2020, calling it an "exaggeration".



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