Kea Sokun

Rapper Kea Sokun wrote the popular song “Dey Khmer,” in which his lyrics discuss the politics of Cambodia’s land ownership. On September 4, 2020, he was detained for incitement.… More

Long Puthera

After the arrest of fellow rapper Kea Sokun, Long Puthera was detained in September 2020 for his song about income inequality. Found guilty of incitement, he was sentenced to… More

Yorm Bopha

Lands rights activist Yorm Bopha was re-convicted in 2016 to three years in prison for an alleged attack on two taxi drivers in 2012, despite a lack of evidence… More

Writers at Risk Database

Kem Ley

Kem Ley, a prominent political analyst who was critical of the government, was assassinated on July 10, 2016. Police prevented the commemoration of his death in 2019 and a… More

Journalist Mam Sonando Released on Appeal

PEN International welcomes the release on March 15, 2013, of journalist, human rights campaigner, and director of the independent Beehive Radio Station Mam Sonando. More

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