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World parliaments criticize Israel, Cambodia

World parliaments criticize Israel, Cambodia

Representatives of world parliaments have criticized Israel, Cambodia and 19 other countries for their treatment of lawmakers.
An Inter-Parliamentary Union official, Rosario Green, urged Israel Thursday not to deport Palestinian lawmakers Mohammed Abu Teir, Mohammed Totah and Ahmed Abu Atoun.
The three were ordered expelled from Jerusalem for links to Hamas. But Green, a former Mexican foreign minister, says the expulsion violates the lawmakers' human rights.
Green's panel also called a Cambodian defamation case against opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua a "complete travesty of justice."
Mu Sochua faces up to six months in prison after refusing to pay a court-ordered fine.
IPU brings together lawmakers from 155 countries. The U.S. isn't a member.