Cambodian Americans Endorse Investigations of Election in Cambodia
On this International Day of Democracy, September 15, 2013, Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD) strongly endorses the request for investigations into the election in Cambodia held on July 28, 2013.
As the world celebrates democracy as the road to peace and prosperity for all nations, CAHRAD asks the international community to join in this endorsement to insure a genuine transition to democracy in Cambodia, a nation whose people have suffered decades of unspeakable violence and continuing political repression.
Peaceful Mass Rally - U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11 am to 2 pm
- To support resolution H.Res. 310 introduced by Congressman Steve Chabot and bill S.Res.163 introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham.
- To support the right of the people and Cambodia National Rescue Party to hold non-violent and peaceful protests in Cambodia.
- To respectfully ask for the United States Government to continuously put pressure on the Government of Cambodia and to call for a transparent, full and fair investigation of the election irregularities to determine a legitimate election result.
In Support of Non-Violent and Peaceful Demonstration in Cambodia
We, Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD), declare our support for non-violent protests in Cambodia against the ruling Cambodian People Party (CPP) which, in cooperation with the National Election Committee (NEC), manipulated the July 28, 2013 Parliamentary Election, and usurped the election victory of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) at the expense of the majority of the Cambodian voters.
We support the rights of the people and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to hold a non-violent and peaceful mass demonstration on September 7, 2013 to demand for an establishment of a joint, independent investigating committee to resolve irregularities during the July 28, 2013 elections in a transparent and fair manner. Without this independent committee, we support the rights of the people and the CNRP to decide whether the election results are legitimate.