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Round 2 at Phnom Penh's Borei Keila district

Four families who were violently evicted from Borei Keila in January last year built shelters yesterday in the rubbish where their houses once stood, claiming the land still belonged to them. The evictees erected small frames on the land, in the capital’s Prampi Makara district, irritating ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361918/National/round-2-at-borei-keila.html

Protesters Demand Anti-Eviction Activists' Release

Fifty Boeng Kak and Borei Keila residents rallied outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday and submitted a petition demanding the release of two anti-eviction activists they say have been jailed on trumped-up charges. Four representatives from the two groups were allowed to enter the ministry yesterday, ...

B Keila, B Kak continue petitioning

Free of the police resistance that thwarted their march the previous day, about 65 Borei Keila and Boeung Kak community supporters marched to the Ministry of Justice yesterday in another effort to have land dispute activists Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha freed from pre-trial detention ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091258655/National-news/land-activists-continue-petitioning.html

UN Housing Envoy Wants Eviction Activists Freed

The U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik, has waded in to the furor surrounding the imprisonment this week of two anti-eviction activists from Boeng Kak and Borei Keila communities, posing with a poster calling for the release of the two women. Yorm Bopha, 32, ...

Court Hears Borei Keila Evictees' Complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday questioned three Borei Keila residents about a complaint they filed six month ago against the property development firm Phanimex from evicting them from their land. In March, a group of Borei Keila residents filed their complaint against Phanimex’s owner ...

Second Eviction Protester Jailed In Two Days

Police and court officials yesterday questioned, charged and imprisoned elderly woman involved in the long-running land dispute at the Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh, a day after an anti-eviction protester from Boeng Kak community met a similar fate. In both cases, police and court officials ...

Borei Keila evictees given hope

Borei Keila families have slept under staircases near piles of rubbish since they were forced from their homes on January 3, but they are hopeful of compensation following an unexpected visit from city officials last week. Representative Chum Ngan, 39, said village, commune and Phnom Penh ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082058163/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-given-hope.html

Borei Keila Land Dispute Residents Pray for Help

Former residents of the Borei Keila community who are embroiled in a land dispute with the Phanimex firm gathered yesterday for  prayer service in an appeal to the government to resolve their dispute. The residents claim the company failed to provide replacement housing or land to ...

Borei Keila evictees plead case

Homeless Borei Keila evictees who have been living in tents surrounded by garbage since authorities bulldozed their homes in January pleaded outside Phnom Penh Municipal Hall for housing yesterday. Representative Chhay Kimhorn said the families could no longer stand living in tents and stairwells infested with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557230/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-plead-case.html

Borei Keila evictees will be given a lift back to vote

Borei Keila evictees will have a chance to revisit the area they were forcibly evicted from this Sunday when authorities truck them back from the makeshift tents of their relocation site for a special purpose – to vote. Touch Khorn, a representative of the Borei Keila ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053156512/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-will-be-given-a-lift-back-to-vote.html

Residents From Borei Keila Push Back Police

About 40 former Borei Keila residents yesterday pushed back roughly 100 police and military police who threatened to demolish temporary shelters belonging to 16 families still clinging to their land, residents and rights groups said. Prampi Makara district police armed with riot shields, military police and ...

Borei Keila evictees ‘will die’ without aid

Borei Keila evictees sleeping under stairs at the site where their houses were bulldozed in January would die unless more aid organisations provided them with food, an NGO representative said yesterday. Amnesty International paid for the Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF) to deliver more than 1,200 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040455418/National-news/borei-keila-evictees-will-die-without-aid.html

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