Friday, December 5, 2008

Open letter to Phnom Penh's governor

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) has sent an open letter to the Governor of the Municipality of Phnom Penh regarding the forced eviction of residents of Boeung Kak Lake. In the letter they call on the Municipality "to ensure that the rights of the residents of Boeung Kak lake are respected and protected, and that victims of forced evictions are provided with effective remedies, including restitution of housing, land or property" and request that "arbitrary arrests, intimidation and restrictions of the right to peaceful protest be stopped immediately."
They also request a meeting with the Governor and other officials to discuss "Boeung Kak lake and related matters".

The letter is found here.

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