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Award for Boeung Kak lake activist

Boeung Kak lake land evictions protester Tep Vanny has been honoured for years of activism by receiving an award from an international organisation that recognises the role of women in promoting human rights. Vanny, 32, who has been imprisoned, assaulted and threatened for fighting evictions at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559563/National-news/award-for-boeung-kak-lake-activist.html

Verdict in Wutty case delayed

An expected verdict in the unintentional murder case of the man accused of shooting slain environmentalist Chut Wutty’s killer was delayed at Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday because the presiding judge was ill. Neang Boratino, Koh Kong provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, said a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959180/National-news/verdict-in-chut-wutty-case-delayed.html

Verdict Delayed in Case Linked to Chut Wutty

The Koh Kong Provincial Court had postponed until October 22 the verdict of Rann Boroth, the man charged with the accidental killing of a military police officer who allegedly killed environmental activist Chut Wutty in the Cardamom Mountains in April. Though rights groups have criticized the ...

Criticism Continues Over Chut Wutty Murder Case

Environmental protection group Global Witness has added its voice to the growing criticism of the Koh Kong Provincial Court’s decision to end its investigation int the murder of environmental activist Chut Wutty. The decision to drop the case “can only be described by as the latest ...

Court drops Wutty case

Five months after the fatal shooting of forestry activist Chut Wutty, Koh Kong Provincial Court dropped his case yesterday morning, saying they would only be looking into the shooting of the man who allegedly killed Wutty – a trial that wound up lasting less than ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100559135/National-news/court-drops-wutty-case.html

'Multimedia Monk' is honored for activism

Activist monk Luon Sovath has been named the recipient of this year’s Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders for his work promoting villagers’ land claims and publicising rights abuses. A familiar figure at protests in Cambodia, including the widely decried May trial of the Boeung Kak 13, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459106/National-news/cambodian-activist-first-southeast-asian-to-receive-prestigious-rights-award.html

Cambodian forest campaigners fight rampant logging

KOH KONG, Cambodia – Frustrated by government inaction, Cambodian citizen patrollers are risking their lives to take on the country’s illegal loggers in a bid to save their shrinking forests. The shooting of a prominent environmentalist by a military policeman last month after he refused to ...

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120527-348666.html

Activist Monk Released, Vows To Continue Activism

Loun Savath, a monk and rights activist who was detained by plain clothes security officials Thursday, was released that night, after he agreed to sign a letter vowing to stop leading and participating in protests. However, he has promised he will not halt his activism. Loun ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Activist-Monk-Released-Vows-To-Continue-Activism-154147005.html

Shadow Cast Over Future of Forest Patrols

More than two weeks after the murder of conservationist Chut Wutty in the forests of the Cardamom Mountains, the future of his small NGO remains in doubt. But NGOs and communities who worked with Chut Wutty over the years say the larger fate of his ...

Letter reveals minister's ire with NGOs

Prime Minister Hun Sen received a proposal from Finance Minister Keat Chhon in June seeking to bar “foreign NGOs” from advocacy work in Cambodia, as well as preventing foreigners from working with local advocacy groups because of activism around the rehabilitation of the nation’s railway, ...

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