Protesters hold banners and masks with the face of Thai dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit during a protest outside the Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok on December 3, 2020, six months after his alleged kidnapping in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

A year on from Thai activist’s kidnap in Cambodia, family in anguish but authorities silent

This month marks a year since Thai government critic Wanchalearm “Tar” Satsaksit disappeared following his apparent abduction in Cambodia on June 4, 2020. His family, friends, and fellow activists have…

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant in the Orussey market, after it was temporarily closed following a few vendors testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Phnom Penh on April 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian PM threatens quarantine-breakers with jail

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen threatened quarantine-breakers with jail time Saturday and warned civil servants they could lose their jobs if they go unvaccinated, as the country grapples with a…

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Members of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Four Paws team interact with dogs during an operation to rescue dogs from a slaughterhouse in the town of Skun in Kampong Cham province on March 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian dog slaughterhouse shuts as meat trade faces pressure

A notorious slaughterhouse in Cambodia that has killed more than a million dogs was closed on Thursday as the country steps up efforts to end the trade in their meat….

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A protester points at pictures of the allegedly kidnapped Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit hanged outside the Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok on Monday.

‘I can’t breathe’: Uproar after yet another Thai activist in exile disappears

Wanchalerm Satsaksit is not the first activist living in exile in a neighbouring country to mysteriously disappear since the 2014 military coup, and he may not be the last. At…

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Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

Human Rights Watch’s Asia division urged Cambodian authorities today to explain immediately the disappearance of an exiled Thai political activist, who is reported to have been abducted by armed men…

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