‘From fighting for their husbands to justice for all’: how Cambodia’s ‘Friday wives’ became pioneers for change

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After two years risking arrest and violence campaigning for their jailed loved ones’ release, a small group of women has become a network advocating democracy

The night that six Cambodian police officers dragged Prum Chantha’s teenage son out of their home for criticising the government in a group chat, she was so distraught that her neighbours insisted on sleeping on her floor to watch over her.

Her husband was already one of the 100-plus activists and politicians charged with alleged treason or incitement against Cambodia’s ruling party. Now Kak Sovannchhay, a 16-year-old with autism whose crime was defending his father on Telegram, would join him in Prey Sar prison.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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