Cambodian lecturer critical of government arrested for ‘disinformation’

alerts-button-1.jpgThe Asian Human Rights Commission says it has received information that Teang Narith, a law and politics lecturer at Sihanouk Raj Buddhist University in Phnom Penh who was dismissed last August for writing a book critical of the government, was arrested on September 4. The AHRC says the investigating judge has charged the lecturer with the criminal offence of disinformation and sent him to prison.

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  1. […] The Southeast Asian Press Alliance tells readers today about an “Urgent Appeal” by the Asian Human Rights Commission regarding Tieng Narith. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the information that Teang Narith, Law and Politics lecturer at Sihanouk Raj Buddhist University in Phnom Penh, who was dismissed on 22 August for writing a book critical of the government was arrested on September 4. … Teang Narith’s dismissal and arrest for writing a book are a blatant violation of his constitutional right to freedom of expression and publication. […]

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