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Court denies appeal for rights worker in death threat case

The Appeal Court on Friday upheld a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision to throw out the case of an NGO staffer who claims his life was threatened by security guards working for property magnate Khun Sear at a disputed site in Tuol Kok district. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-denies-appeal-for-rights-worker-in-death-threat-case-87330/

Family convicted of ‘violence’ over land scuffle

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday convicted a couple and their daughter of using violence against a property owner, although the plaintiff dropped his complaint against them last month. Ly Srea Kheng, 58, has battled tycoon Khun Sear and his eponymous import-export company over a ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/family-convicted-of-violence-over-land-scuffle-86758/

Woman jailed in land dispute wins release

After five months in jail, a woman whose family is embroiled in a bitter land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear was released on bail from Prey Sar prison on Friday, though the fight between the two parties remains unresolved. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/woman-jailed-in-land-dispute-wins-release-82655/

Prison refuses to release woman despite order from court

Despite an order from the Supreme Court, officials at Prey Sar prison Thursday refused to release a woman on bail who has been jailed since November as part of a bitter land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear, her lawyer said. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prison-refuses-to-release-woman-despite-order-from-court-82544/

Justice minister seeks briefing over years-old land dispute

The justice minister on Wednesday wrote to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court requesting that the judge in charge of a case surrounding a long-running land dispute report to the ministry, following intervention from the National Assembly’s human rights commission. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/justice-minister-seeks-topic-over-years-old-land-dispute-81308/

Khun Sear land dispute to be settled: lawyer

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed the trial of a woman whose family is locked in a land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear on Wednesday, this time at the request of her lawyer, who is advising the family to give up their five-year battle ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/khun-sear-land-dispute-to-be-settled-lawyer-80753/

Khun Sear Land Dispute to Be Settled: Lawyer

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed the trial of a woman whose family is locked in a land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear on Wednesday, this time at the request of her lawyer, who is advising the family to give up their five-year battle ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/khun-sear-land-dispute-to-be-settled-lawyer-80753/

Court delays trial due to lack of A/C, denies bail to woman

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday delayed the trial of a woman whose family has been locked in a lengthy land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear because the air conditioning in the courtroom was not working, a decision that was followed by ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Consiglio
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-delays-trial-due-to-lack-of-ac-denies-bail-to-woman-80237/

Daughter of land-dispute family questioned over Cobra attack

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday questioned the jailed daughter of a family locked in a bitter land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear over a complaint alleging that the businessman’s company was involved in an attack in October 2013, when a canvas bag containing ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/daughter-of-land-dispute-family-questioned-over-cobra-attack-79795/

Court orders family off khun sear’s land: lawyer

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sided with real estate tycoon Khun Sear and his eponymous company in a longstanding land dispute with a family living adjacent to an apartment block he obtained in a land swap, the family’s lawyer said Thursday. ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Consiglio
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-orders-family-off-khun-sears-land-lawyer-says-79667/

Developer sparks another dispute over wall

Families in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district have been protesting since Friday against wealthy businessman Khun Sear’s plan to build a brick wall that will effectively block access to their village. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/developer-sparks-another-dispute-over-wall-79360/

Cobra clan dad asked to ‘clarify’ complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has invited the patriarch of a family locked in a land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear to “clarify” his complaint against four officials he claims conspired to sell his home in Boeng Kak I commune without his consent, ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cobra-clan-dad-asked-to-clarify-complaint-77266/

Cobra clan dad asked to ‘clarify’ complaint

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has invited the patriarch of a family locked in a land dispute with real estate tycoon Khun Sear to “clarify” his complaint against four officials he claims conspired to sell his home in Boeng Kak I commune without his consent, ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cobra-clan-dad-asked-to-clarify-complaint-77266/

Show yourself: Defendants tell tycoon to meet them

A father and daughter, arrested last month following a complaint by a powerful landowner who wants their land in Phnom Penh, called on the tycoon to engage with them face to face in a courtroom hearing yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/show-yourself-defendants-tell-tycoon-meet-them

Family, firm still at odds over land

While one of the two Phnom Penh families embroiled in a long-running land dispute with the Khun Sear Import Export Company this week accepted a compensation offer, the other says it has no plans to back down. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/family-firm-still-odds-over-land

‘Gangsters’ target rights worker

A land dispute in the capital’s Tuol Kork district escalated further on Friday when a group of “gangsters” allegedly threatened the life of a human rights worker taking video footage for a documentary on the conflict. “Six men pushed me off the site. One screamed: ‘I ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98gangsters%E2%80%99-target-rights-worker

For communities, threats routine

Two disputes involving a land developer with ties to the highest ranks of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party have once again exposed the lack of justice faced by impoverished communities in the capital, affected residents and rights groups have said. In Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district, ...

Daniel Pye and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communities-threats-routine

Families blocked from fencing disputed land

About a dozen Tuol Kok district security guards in Phnom Penh on Tuesday blocked three families involved in a long-running land dispute from building a fence around the disputed property in Boeng Kak I commune, an official said. Deputy district governor Saing Sopheak Vichet said the ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-blocked-from-fencing-disputed-land-56160/

Land Dispute Families Submit Complaint Over Snake Attack

Three families involved in a land dispute with a private company filed a complaint Monday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court accusing the company’s owner, businessman Khun Sear, of waging an ongoing campaign of intimidation as he tries to force the families from their homes ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/land-dispute-families-submit-complaint-over-snake-attack-46605/

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