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At 75, even jail can't keep Mommy from Cambodia's land-rights fight

Street vendor-turned-rights activist Nget Khun, known locally as “Mommy”, is a leading figure in Cambodians’ fight against forced evictions. And at 75, she’s just been jailed for a year. Other activists say the sentencing of Mommy and other women from her Boeung Kak Lake community ...

South China Morning Post News Staff
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647182/75-even-jail-cant-keep-mommy-cambodias-land-rights-fight

Lawmakers Reject Petition

Lawmakers from Cambodia’s ruling party on Monday refused to accept a petition from hundreds of people who held a rally calling for the government’s help in resolving land disputes, drawing criticism from activists who questioned the effectiveness of the country’s parliament. The appeal, which contained more ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/petition-12172012164439.html

Activists’ Jail Sentences Under Review

A Cambodian court is asked to re-examine the jailing of Boeung Kak land activists. Cambodian authorities have asked a court to review the jailing of 13 women involved in a land dispute as protests over their sentences escalated with over 100 demonstrators threatening Thursday to march ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/boeung-kak-06142012183002.html

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