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Activist hit with $10K defamation fine

Environmental activist Kroeung Tola plans to appeal the Mondulkiri Provincial Court decision ordering him to pay 40 million riel ($10,000) in compensation to O’Raing district governor Siek Mony and four million riel to the state for public defamation. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-hit-10k-defamation-fine

‘Anarchist’ activist flees village for UN, alleging harassment

An environmental activist branded an “anarchist” by a government spokesman said he fled to the U.N. human rights office in Phnom Penh on Monday after police harassed him for becoming involved in a dispute between sand dredgers and villagers in Kandal province. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anarchist-activist-flees-village-un-alleging-harassment-131288/

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

Insight: Land conflict, impunity dims Cambodia's awakening

Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-cambodia-protests-idUSBRE8AB17J20121112

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

Environmental activist Chut Wutty shot dead

Cambodia’s most outspoken activist against illegal logging was shot dead today while escorting journalists near a protected forest in Koh Kong province, where he has repeatedly attempted to expose illegal logging rackets that include military officials. Chut Wutty, the director of Natural Resource Protection Group, was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042655803/National-news/environmental-activist-chut-wutty-shot-dead.html

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