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‘Secession’ Leader Says He Will Return to Cambodia, Stage Protest

The convicted ringleader of a so-called secessionist movement in May in Kratie province, who is currently in self-imposed exile to avoid a 30-year prison sentence, has said that he will soon return to Cambodia to organize a large-scale demonstration against the government. Bun Ratha—who was sentenced ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/secession-leader-says-he-will-return-to-cambodia-stage-protest-7751/

Sonando gets 20 years

In a move that stunned his supporters and drew ire from rights groups and foreign embassies alike, independent radio station owner Mam Sonando was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday on charges of insurrection. Sonando, owner of broadcaster Beehive Radio and president of the rights ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259044/National-news/sonando-gets-20-years-for-insurrection.html

Verdict Due October 1 in Trial of Jailed Radio Station Owner

On the fourth and final day of his trial for alleged involvement in a secessionist movement, independent radio station owner Mam Sonando told the court on Friday that he had returned to Cambodia from the U.S. to stand the trial because he was innocent. Mr. Sonando, ...

Mam Sonando's 'Secession' Trial Focuses on Absent Suspect

The trial of independent radio owner Mam Sonando continued for a second day at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, though most of the testimony centered around the fellow alleged secession leader Bun Ratha, who remains at large. Along with eight others, Mr. Sonando and Mr. Ratha stand ...

Rights worker's hearing delayed

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge yesterday approved a proposal to delay the case against human-rights worker Chan Soveth, according to his employer, Adhoc. Soveth has been accused of providing assistance to “specific perpetrators”. Although the court did not provide names, an anonymous court official recently ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082458268/National-news/rights-workers-hearing-delayed.html

Charges vague as court calls in ADHOC official

In a mysteriously vague citation, Adhoc monitoring head Chan Saveth has been called to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to face charges of “providing assistance to specific perpetrators”. Although the court’s summons, which asks Saveth to appear on August 24, provides no specifics as to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557997/National-news/vague-charges-for-cambodian-ngo-official.html

‘Secessionists’ no-show event

A Friday press conference meant to be an act of defiance and a call for justice from the so-called Kratie “secessionists” was conspicuously short on both, as two accused secessionists failed to appear as promised to demand that the government present credible evidence against them. Instead, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957296/National-news/kratie-secessionists-no-show.html

Two ‘secessionists’ to face press

Bun Chhorn and Sok Tong – fugitives accused of orchestrating a “secessionist plot” in Kratie province – are refusing to admit their guilt, and will hold a press conference Friday in Phnom Penh to say as much, despite Hun Sen’s recent promise to drop their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557235/National-news/two-secessionists-to-face-press.html

Bail for Kratie land activists

Five of the eight villagers arrested during a bloody crackdown last month on what the government alleged was a secessionist movement in Kratie province are out on bail. Chuk Nguon, an investigating judge at Kratie Provincial court, said five menwere released on May 31 because ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856668/National-news/bail-for-kratie-land-activists.html

Police Surround Homes in Search of Alleged Secessionists

Dozens of police in search of two Kratie province “secessionist ringleaders” surrounded the homes of two of their relatives in Kompong Cham province for nearly 12 hours yesterday while threatening those inside, a relative of the two men said. The alleged secessionist movement has been used ...

Police raid home of ‘secessionist’s’ mum

Scores of security forces yesterday stormed the house of alleged secessionist leader Bun Ratha’s mother in Kampong Cham province yesterday, confiscating mobile phones and memory cards, his relatives told the Post. Bun Ratha, the alleged leader of Democratic Association, has been on the run since security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356333/National-news/police-raid-home-of-secessionists-mum.html

Accused secessionist in Kratie to meet with the press

The man police allege was behind a so-called secession plan in Kratie province – an accusation used to justify a crackdown in which a teenager was killed last week – plans to hold a press conference to defend himself in the next two days, his ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156286/National-news/accused-secessionist-to-meet-with-the-press.html

Mourning villagers flee

Hundreds of people fled in fear yesterday from the village in Kratie province where a bloody security forces crackdown the previous morning left a 14-year-old girl dead. Joint police and military police forces locked down the area where a land dispute has raged this year, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051856248/National-news/mourning-villagers-flee.html

Villager freed after road block

Provincial authorities released land protester Bun Ratha, who was detained on Friday and sent to Kratie prison, after his supporters blocked traffic on National Road 73 yesterday. More than 500 villagers from Chhlong district’s Kampong Damrei commune, who are in a dispute with rubber company Kasotim ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041055522/National-news/villager-freed-after-road-block.html

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