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Rangers evict Oral sanctuary kiln operators

An environmental activist said more than 20 illegal brick kilns and huts had been demolished by rangers in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after their owners failed to follow instructions to cease their activities because they were depleting national forest resources. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-evict-oral-sanctuary-kiln-operators

Soldiers Assault Villagers in Disputed Kampong Speu Forest, Says Rights Group

On Tuesday, members of the elite Brigade 70 military unit fired warning shots and physically assaulted villagers as the soldiers attempted to clear a section of disputed forest in the Aoral district of Kampong Speu, according to local witnesses and a rights organization. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Haffner
https://vodenglish.news/soldiers-assault-villagers-in-disputed-kampong-speu-forest-says-rights-group/

Oral forest activists protest legal case against them over land dispute

Six forest community representatives in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district were questioned by the Provincial Court on Wednesday for intentionally causing damage, threatening, publicly insulting, and incitement. ...

Som Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/oral-forest-activists-protest-legal-case-against-them-over-land-dispute/

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