Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last year an Australian nurse was jailed after recruiting Cambodian surrogate mothers Thirty-two surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking in Cambodia for carrying babies for Chinese clients have been released after agreeing to keep the children, officials say. The women were arrested in June in a raid as part…

Judges Split on Whether Cambodia Tribunal Can Pursue Khmer Rouge Commander

BANGKOK — Cambodian and foreign investigating judges issued conflicting rulings on Wednesday on whether a United Nations-backed tribunal, which this month convicted two senior leaders of genocide, should move forward with prosecution of the next potential defendant. That defendant is Meas Muth, a former Khmer Rouge naval commander, whose potential prosecution has symbolized the tensions…

Khmer Rouge’s Slaughter in Cambodia Is Ruled a Genocide

Still, a verdict of genocide in Cambodia, no matter how delayed or limited in scope, carries implications for future prosecutions of crimes against humanity, such as in the cases of Sudan or Myanmar. “We need to show the world that even if it takes a long time, we can deliver justice,” said Ly Sok Kheang,…

Cambodia Frees Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Spying

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — An Australian filmmaker whose imprisonment in Cambodia on espionage charges made him a symbol of the government’s crackdown on journalists and opposition figures was pardoned on Friday, his lawyer said. The filmmaker, James Ricketson, 69, had been jailed since June 2017, when he was arrested while filming a street rally held…

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker granted Cambodia royal pardon

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson denied all charges An Australian filmmaker who was sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on spying charges has been granted a royal pardon. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson, who denied…

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kem Sokha once was serious challenge to the governing party Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been unexpectedly released from prison where he was awaiting trial on charges of treason. Mr Sokha has been released on bail and it is not clear if the charges against him will be dropped….

Cambodia jails Australian filmmaker found guilty of espionage

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson denies all charges An Australian filmmaker has been sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on charges of spying for an unnamed country. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson denies the charges…