Geneva (FN), Oct. 7 – Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva Sokkhoeurn An delivered statement at the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council on role and achievements of the OHCHR in Cambodia.

The ambassador denied claim that the opposition and rights activists are targeted, saying such claim is prejudiced and misleading.

“All citizens are equally treated before the law regardless of their political tendency, professions or social status as stipulated in article 31 of the Constitution. An affiliation with a political party or an NGO does not entitle a person to break the law with impunity. A law-prescribed crime is a crime, and it cannot be justified for any aspirations. Cambodia’s court rules a case based on concrete evidences, not hearsay.”

Full statement is available below.