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Before Obama visit, Cambodians clear streets -- or take to them

As Barack Obama prepares for the first visit by a United States president to Cambodia this month, the country is reportedly preparing for him too — by hiding street children from sight in Phnom Penh While the government has tidied its streets, protesters have begun camping ...

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Cambodian Economy Hurt by Land Evictions

Kratie province – 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. Next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the fist by a U.S. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

'Multimedia Monk' is honored for activism

Activist monk Luon Sovath has been named the recipient of this year’s Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders for his work promoting villagers’ land claims and publicising rights abuses. A familiar figure at protests in Cambodia, including the widely decried May trial of the Boeung Kak 13, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459106/National-news/cambodian-activist-first-southeast-asian-to-receive-prestigious-rights-award.html

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

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