Release Two Dozen Human Rights Activists from Illegal Detainment

Target: Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Goal: Release two dozen human rights and environmental activists held in detainment by Cambodian officials.

Over two dozen human rights and environmental activists are held in illegal detainment by the Cambodian government. Numerous international groups, including the United Nations, have demanded their release.

Some activists were arrested after posting plans for a protest on Facebook. Others were arrested during protests and charged with inciting “social unrest.” Those arrested include monks, journalists, lawyers, and students. Their conditions are unknown as friends and family plead for their release.

As the United Nations says, these arrests are an affront to peaceful protest and free speech. They demonstrate an increasingly authoritarian rule under Prime Minister Hun Sen and break basic international law. Sign the petition to demand that these individuals be released immediately and that their basic human rights be restored.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Sen,

I demand that you release the more than two dozen peaceful protestors arrested by your authorities. These lawyers, journalists, and religious figures simply demonstrated their inalienable rights of free speech and expression. To detain them illegally without evidence is a breach of international law.

This intimidation, silencing, and authoritarian rule must end immediately. Basic human rights must be restored to your nation and all peaceful protestors must be released.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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