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Activists have charges dropped

Phnom Penh Municipal Court dropped the charges against three land activists on December 14, rejecting the accusations of extortion and property damage brought against the trio by the owner of a development company.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-have-charges-dropped

Land activists submit petition for release of leader Tep Vanny

Boeung Kak activists and family members of jailed protest leader Tep Vanny submitted a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on Tuesday asking for her release or a reduction in her sentence. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-activists-submit-petition-release-leader-tep-vanny

A year of ‘hell’ in Prey Sar for Tep Vanny

Tep Vanny stood beside four effigies on a dusky evening last August, marshalling other Boeung Kak residents to light incense sticks, hold lotus stems and throw rice at the four life-size dummies while shouting curses.​ ...

Ananth Baliga and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/year-hell-prey-sar-tep-vanny

Vanny maintains innocence

Jailed activist Tep Vanny yesterday maintained her innocence and called on the judge to overturn her conviction in a hearing at the Appeal Court yesterday, as about 80 protesters demonstrated for her release outside. ...

Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vanny-maintains-innocence

Police Detain Protesting NagaWorld Staff

Nineteen NagaWorld casino employees were detained Tuesday afternoon as police attempted to break up a protest of more than 500 workers who had picketed in front of the casino for the past six days, demanding the company increase their salaries.  The workers had been striking non-violently ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-detain-protesting-nagaworld-staff-31336/

Jail Sentence for Anti-Eviction Activist Upheld

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the guilty verdict for anti-eviction activist Yorm Bopha, but reduced her sentence from three-to two-years imprisonment, of which one year was suspended. The ruling means that Ms. Bopha will not be released until late 2014. Supporters and human rights groups ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/jail-sentence-for-anti-eviction-activist-upheld-31073/

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

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/

Most land disputes in Cambodia unsettled

Less than 30 per cent of complaints filed to the government’s National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution (NALDR) throughout 2012 were resolved, according to its annual report released yesterday. According to the document, distributed yesterday at the NALDR annual convention, the government body, which comprises representatives ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022161535/National/most-land-disputes-in-cambodia-unsettled.html

Land activists targeted, rights groups say

Prominent female land activists Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha, who have been locked in Prey Sar prison since their arrest in early September, will face court today on charges rights groups say have been fabricated to stop them and others from protesting. Hundreds of the women’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122660488/National/land-activists-targeted-rights-groups-say.html

Evictees still awaiting Obama

As more than 100 protesters continued to spend their days camped outside the US embassy appealing for the release of two land activists, a delegation from Amnesty International visited the Boeung Kak Community yesterday to offer support for their fight Amnesty International would continue to monitor ...

B Kak duo's reins loosened

Sao Sareoun and Ly Chanary, the two land-rights activists arrested outside the three-hour trial of 13 women from Boeung Kak lake in May, hope an easing of bail conditions is a sign authorities are planning to drop charges against them. The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058824/National-news/court-eases-bail-conditions-for-b-kak-duo.html

Activists see freedom of expression on wane

Threats, intimidation and, in extreme cases, even murder were endangering freedom of expression in Cambodia and leaving human rights at the crossroads, activists and NGO representatives said during a round-table meeting yesterday. The slaying of environmental activist Chut Wutty, the arrest of Beehive radio director Mam ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958798/National-news/activists-fear-cambodias-rising-rights-abuses.html

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