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Bandith lawyer ‘in dark’

The lawyer of wanted fugitive Chhouk Bandith yesterday said key witnesses had not been summonsed to an appeal hearing of the sentencing of the powerful former Bavet town governor, scheduled for Thursday. Defence lawyer Sun Bannarith told the Post he had found out about the hearing from the ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-lawyer-%E2%80%98-dark%E2%80%99

Rights groups call for release of ‘scapegoats’

Rights groups and the United Nations yesterday urged the Supreme Court to drop the case against two men widely believed to have been wrongfully convicted of the slaying of unionist Chea Vichea when it convenes this morning. Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were re-arrested in ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-groups-call-release-%E2%80%98scapegoats%E2%80%99

Bandith trial ends with prosecutor accusing two

The final day of former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith’s trial on Friday saw heated argument between lawyers and witnesses over who was responsible for shootings that injured three garment factory workers at a demonstration last year. More than 20 witnesses testified during the three days ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766308/National/bandith-trial-ends-with-prosecutor-accusing-two.html

Boeung Kak activist to seek bail

A bail hearing for imprisoned Boeung Kak lake land activist Yorm Bopha, 29, will be held this morning at the Supreme Court, her husband, Lous Sakhorn, said yesterday. Bopha was arrested on September 4 last year and charged with intentional violence over the assault ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032764717/National/boeung-kak-activist-to-seek-bail.html

Council Of Ministers Backs Hun Sen’s Plan To Rebuild Homes

The Council of Ministers yesterday backed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s plan to rebuild the flattened homes of 49 families who were violently evicted earlier this month in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Hun Sen dismissed the Council of Ministers’ ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Court sets date for new hearing in Bandith case

The Appeal Court has set a hearing date in a case against former Bavet town Governor Chhouk Bandith, who stands accused of shooting three protesting garment workers last year. In December, the Svay Rieng Provincial Court dropped charges against the official, only to see the case ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020761233/National/court-sets-date-for-new-hearing-in-bandith-case.html

Chea Vichea Murder Case Back in Court

The two men convicted of – and widely believed framed for – the 2004 assassination of union leader Chea Vichea are set to appear at the Appeal Court for their retrial today, nearly four years after the Supreme Court released them and ordered a reinvestigation ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

High court appeal for Boeung Kak 13

Thirteen Boeung Kak lake women imprisoned after a three-hour trial in May and released last month had appealed their guilty convictions to the Supreme Court, their lawyer said yesterday. “They told us they are completely dissatisfied with the verdict of the Appeal Court, which maintained the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157341/National-news/high-court-appeal-for-boeung-kak-13.html

Cambodia carve-up under the spotlight

There were scenes of jubilation in Cambodia’s capital last month when a group of 13 imprisoned women – including a 72-year-old grandmother – was set free by an appeal court. The women were arrested in May during peaceful demonstrations against the forced eviction of thousands ...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NG10Ae01.html

Justice Ministry Won’t Press Court Over Jailed 13

The Ministry of Justice will not press the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to review the case of 13 Boeng Kak residents sentenced to jail last month for demonstrating against a CPP senator’s real estate project, despite asking the court to consider releasing the women. Now that ...

Boeung Kak 13 to appeal

Thirteen Boeung Kak lake women who were sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday following a lawyer-free trial that lasted just three hours will appeal their convictions, their distraught supporters said yesterday. As the reality of the trial, which rights groups have ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856427/National-news/boeung-kak-13-to-appeal.html

The rector versus the tycoon

The morning before the verdict was handed down at the Appeals Court on March 12, the mood among those working on the defence team for Heng Chheang and his wife Tep Kolap was almost optimistic. They, along with relatives of the couple and academics from Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032355213/National-news/the-rector-versus-the-tycoon.html

Alleged hotel ‘ransacking’ probed

Four former workers at the Angkor Villa Hotel and Resort appeared in the Appeal Court yesterday for questioning in relation to allegations that they ransacked the hotel during a strike last year. Korng Kimlean, union president of the Cambodian Tourism and Service Workers’ Federation and the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031555048/National-news/alleged-hotel-ransackingprobed.html

Supreme Court Upholds Verdict in Divorce Case

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the verdict of the Appeal Court regarding the division of assets in a high-profile divorce case that has bounced back and forth between the courts for years. Yesterday’s ruling decreed that Nina Kanikar You, ex-wife of former Funcinpec Secretary of State ...

Farmers freed after ‘injustice’

The last of the Chi Kraeng villagers has been freed by the Appeal Court after it upheld their acquittal. The villagers had originally been convicted of forcibly detaining two businessmen over a land dispute involving 475 hectares of rice paddies in Siem Reap in 2009. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750665/National-news/farmers-freed-after-injustice.html

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