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Protesters: Free NGO leader

Almost 200 people protested yesterday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet City, demanding the release of Mang Puthy, president of the Cambodia Informal Economy Reinforced Association (CIERA), who says he was arrested after officials framed him for attempted murder. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33784/protesters--free-ngo-leader/

UN rapporteur to visit Kingdom

Rhona Smith, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia, will start her 10-day visit to the Kingdom today, with plans to meet government officials, opposition party activists and civil society workers. Am Sam Ath, a senior coordinator for rights group Licadho, said he was ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30568/un-rapporteur-to-visit-kingdom/

Cambodian court grants bail to 4 suspects arrested for inciting violence

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday decided to grant bail to four people who were arrested last week on the charge of inciting armed forces to topple the government, a court official said. “The court decided to release them on bail,” Meas Chanpisith, deputy prosecutor ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/20/c_132646862.htm

Kiln owner accused of abusing employee

An employer who stands accused of beating her maid using a stick and the back of a meat cleaver will be summonsed by police in Kandal today for questioning, local officials have said. Son Leanghou, 57, a brick kiln owner, is accused of beating 28-year-old Sok ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kiln-owner-accused-abusing-employee

Four Arrested In Attempt to Inspire ‘Rose Revolution’

Police said Sunday they have arrested four people believed to be involved in a conspiracy hatched by a dissident Khmer-American group plotting to topple the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Two men and two women were arrested on Thursday suspected of at­tempting to hand out ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/four-arrested-in-attempt-to-inspire-rose-revolution-39976/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Protesters Mix Petitions, Black Magic to Get Land

Sporting red bandanas and armed with the accoutrements of Khmer black magic, several hundred demonstrators representing embattled communities throughout the country held noisy protests outside several government offices yesterday, where they placed curses on corrupt officials and submitted written petitions demanding justice. Unlike previous protests that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-mix-petitions-black-magic-to-get-land-30761/

Sugar firm under fire

Asia’s largest sugar company has been accused of torching hundreds of homes, orchestrating the imprisonment of a pregnant activist and using security forces to beat villagers – among a raft of other grave human rights abuses – by communities in Oddar Meanchey province. The allegations levelled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060366024/National/sugar-firm-under-fire.html

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