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Court rejects activists’ appeal to reopen case

The Appeal Court has rejected a plea from two Boeung Kak activists to restart an investigation into a nighttime attack on lake residents, journalists and others in 2013 at Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom by thugs and plainclothes police officials. ...

Kim Sarom and Ananth Baliga
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-rejects-activists-appeal-reopen-case

Land rights activists want royal pardon for Tep Vanny

Residents of the Boeung Kak community yesterday submitted a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet, asking the premier to seek a royal pardon to release their jailed representative Tep Vanny, and also solve their outstanding land dispute. According to the petition by eight Boeung Kak ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50112023/land-rights-activists-want-royal-pardon-tep-vanny/

Tep Vanny's sentence upheld at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 30-month sentence for land activist Tep Vanny on charges relating to a 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house that turned violent, leaving the Boeung Kak resident to serve out more than a year of her remaining ...

Ananth Baliga and Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tep-vannys-sentence-upheld-supreme-court

Activist swaps protests for rural life

The families who once lived around Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh have been protesting since 2007. Thousands have been relocated over the past decade after the lake was filled in to make way for a high-end housing development by Shukaku Inc. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096166/activist-swaps-protests-rural-life/

Boeung Kak vows one-month protest

Villagers from the former Boeung Kak lake, Borei Keila and Thma Kul communities are to hold a month-long protest in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park to pressure City Hall to resolve a long running land dispute. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-vows-one-month-protest

Ten B Kak activists dispersed by police

Gathering yesterday in front of Phnom Penh City Hall to demand a speedy resolution to longstanding land disputes, 10 Boeung Kak villagers were forcibly dispersed by security personnel citing traffic concerns. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-b-kak-activists-dispersed-police

Boeung Kak women self-harm

Three imprisoned land activists intentionally injured themselves on Friday in an alleged suicide attempt after being confined in their cell for two days, according to their families and a fellow inmate. Tep Vanny, Kong Chantha, and Bor Chorvy – all from Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak community ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-women-self-harm

‘Development’ a dirty word, survey finds

After admitting there were “major problems” with its resettlement projects earlier this month, the World Bank has come under fire from Boeung Kak lake residents in a new report from a human rights group. The report by the International Accountability Project (IAP), titled Back to Development, ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/development-dirty-word-survey-finds

Boeung Kak land talks fail

Following negotiations yesterday with Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, representatives of 12 Boeung Kak community families complained that City Hall was not offering them nearly enough land to replace what had previously been taken from them. During yesterday’s meeting, City Hall offered to give the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/boeung-kak-land-talks-fail

A short fuse at City Hall, activists say

Boeung Kak community activists yesterday accused Phnom Penh Municipal Hall administrative director Mean Chanyada of rudely cutting short a meeting with their group, a charge the official denied. Boeung Kak representative Chan Puthisak characterised Chanyada’s allegedly storming out of the meeting as evidence of the city’s ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/short-fuse-city-hall-activists-say

Hope for B Kak activists

An Appeal Court judge yesterday said that seven female Boeung Kak land activists imprisoned in November for protesting on Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh were not actually blocking traffic at the time of their arrest. Eleven activists – the seven women arrested on November 10 and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hope-b-kak-activists

A tale of two Boeung Kak protests

The presence of dozens of riot police yesterday swiftly ended the first day of Boeung Kak land-rights activist Yorm Bopha’s planned month-long protest in the capital’s Freedom Park. At virtually the same time, Surya Subedi, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, visited a ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tale-two-boeung-kak-protests

Protest held at Prey Sar in support of detainees

Hundreds of people gathered yesterday morning in front of Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison to demand the release of 17 incarcerated activists, monks and opposition members. The detainees include 10 land activists, three monks and four members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. Fifteen of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/protest-held-prey-sar-support-detainees

Boeung Kak awaits justice

More than 30 families in the capital’s Boeung Kak community are still waiting for official land titles six weeks after City Hall officials measured ground at the site of a years-long land dispute, villagers have said. The Phnom Penh Municipality began measuring land in villages 6, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-awaits-justice

Voters split in Boeung Kak

The battle for Phnom Penh at Sunday’s national election will be fought out with the years-long Boeung Kak land dispute still unresolved, after the city’s governor announced yesterday a solution would be found only after the ballot, villagers said. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, who in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/voters-split-boeung-kak

NGO, Boeung Kak activists offer solution

The Boeung Kak community and a land rights NGO yesterday released a proposed demarcation plan they say could solve the long-standing land dispute. In a map presented yesterday, villagers said they had agreed on a land division that would make room for 70 families locked out ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050365397/National/ngo-b-kak-activists-offer-solution.html

Evictees still awaiting Obama

As more than 100 protesters continued to spend their days camped outside the US embassy appealing for the release of two land activists, a delegation from Amnesty International visited the Boeung Kak Community yesterday to offer support for their fight Amnesty International would continue to monitor ...

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