In court, lawyers spar over activists’ actions at protest

A prosecutor at the trial of opposition activist Ouk Pich Samnang yesterday asked the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to drop charges of joining a criminal association and damaging public property but keep those of obstructing authorities and intentional violence. ...

Ouch Sony

Lawmaker’s morning at park ended by district guards

Senior opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua walked into Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Wednesday morning, trailed by a small group of news photographers, and stopped to pose in front of about 100 municipal riot police exercising in the park. Ms. Sochua’s small act of defiance against the ...

Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara

Daun Penh guards seize protest drum, scuffle with activists

Two political activists were injured by district security guards outside the Daun Penh district office Monday morning after a protest to free 21 protesters beaten and imprisoned during a strike in January turned into an effort to reclaim a confiscated protest drum. The protesters, dressed in ...

Khuon Narim

Activists give photos, video as evidence of attack

Land activists who were brutally cracked down on at a protest in September submitted video and pictorial evidence of masked suspects slinging marbles, beating and electric shocking them to Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. The group of 70 Borei Keila and Boeung Kak activists are suing ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Security Guards Disrupt Memorial Ceremony for Slain Man

There were ugly scenes on Friday at Phnom Penh’s hill-temple Wat Phnom when district security guards scuffled, shouted abuse and punched a group of mostly women and monks who had gathered to hold a memorial ceremony for Mao Sok Chan—the 29-year-old man shot dead by ...

Khy Sovuthy

Activists Demand Interior Ministry Lead Wat Phnom Attack Probe

Dozens of anti-eviction activists on Monday held a rally in Phnom Penh and submitted a petition to the Ministry of Interior, demanding the arrests of Daun Penh district officials they claim conspired to viciously attack them during a peaceful protest at Wat Phnom last month. On ...

Khuon Narim

Clashes renewed at cordon

Frustrated Boeung Kak and Borei Keila community members flooded past a Daun Penh road barrier yesterday after attempting to lodge complaints with district authorities in connection with Sunday’s violence at Wat Phnom. On Sunday night, a brutal raid on a peaceful vigil of about 20 protesters ...

Phak Seangly

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