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Sick of courts, villagers curse

In a sign that they no longer have faith in the court system, more than 100 villagers in Kampong Chhnang province placed their fates in the hands of a higher power yesterday, and prayed for misfortune to rain down on a company with whom they’ve ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/sick-of-courts-villagers-curse.html

Global Witness Adds to Criticism of Chut Wutty Murder Case

Environment rights group Global Witness yesterday joined the call for an independent investigation into the April 26 murder of conservation activist Chut Wutty following the conviction of a security guard in the case. On Monday the Koh Rong Provincial Court sentenced Rann Boroth, a security guard ...

Verdict in Wutty case delayed

An expected verdict in the unintentional murder case of the man accused of shooting slain environmentalist Chut Wutty’s killer was delayed at Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday because the presiding judge was ill. Neang Boratino, Koh Kong provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, said a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959180/National-news/verdict-in-chut-wutty-case-delayed.html

Backers ask King to set Sonando free

Members of the Association of Democrats, the group led by jailed activist and Beehive Radio owner Mam Sonando, rallied in front of the Royal Palace yesterday to deliver petitions appealing for his release. Huon Phannary, the deputy secretary-general of the association, said yesterday that nearly 100 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959177/National-news/backers-ask-king-to-set-sonando-free.html

Verdict Delayed in Case Linked to Chut Wutty

The Koh Kong Provincial Court had postponed until October 22 the verdict of Rann Boroth, the man charged with the accidental killing of a military police officer who allegedly killed environmental activist Chut Wutty in the Cardamom Mountains in April. Though rights groups have criticized the ...

Tycoon Takes to Hospital as Wife Returns to Prison

Lying in a hospital bed at Phnom Penh’s Naga Clinic yesterday well-known tycoon Khaou Chuly said that he may appeal to the prime minister to intervene in an attempted murder conviction against his wife that was upheld by the Supreme Court on Friday. Mr. Chuly, 83, ...

'Outsider' criticism of verdict blasted by NGO

In a bluntly worded statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has shot back at critics of the Mam Sonando verdict, stressing that there were no political motivations to the case and accusing “outsiders” of trying to pressure a sovereign court. “Mr. Mam Sonando is the mastermind of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859148/National-news/criticism-of-sonando-verdict-blasted-by-government.html

'Outsiders' Accused of Interference in Sonando Case

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has fired back at criticism over the conviction of independent radio station owner Mam Sonando on insurrection charges, accusing “outsiders” of seeking to interfere in the judicial system. Supporters say the case against Mr. Sonando for allegedly leading an anti-government movement ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/outsiders-accused-of-interference-in-sonando-case/

Criticism Continues Over Chut Wutty Murder Case

Environmental protection group Global Witness has added its voice to the growing criticism of the Koh Kong Provincial Court’s decision to end its investigation int the murder of environmental activist Chut Wutty. The decision to drop the case “can only be described by as the latest ...

Court Drops Investigation Into Killing of Activist Chut Wutty

The Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday said it had dropped its investigation into the killing of environmental activist Chut Wutty, allegedly by a now-deceased military police officer in April. The court made the surprise announcement during the tril of Rann Boroth, who took the stand yesterday for the ...

Court drops Wutty case

Five months after the fatal shooting of forestry activist Chut Wutty, Koh Kong Provincial Court dropped his case yesterday morning, saying they would only be looking into the shooting of the man who allegedly killed Wutty – a trial that wound up lasting less than ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100559135/National-news/court-drops-wutty-case.html

Sonando Verdict a Tough Test for KRT Legacy

When the international community hammered out a hard-fought deal with the government in 2001 for a war crimes tribunal to try the most senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, they hoped their efforts would also set an example for local court system riddled with ...

Mired in Land Disputes, Villagers Find No Remedy in Courts

Since 2009, local human rights group Adhoc has documented 623 cases of land conflict in the country, yet only a little more than 10 percent of those cases were brought to court. The statistics highlight the lack of trust ordinary Cambodians have in the court system, says Adhoc, ...

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