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Cambodian monk and dissident ordered to court on incitement charges

Two outspoken critics of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen are to be dragged to court this month on vague charges of “incitement to commit a crime,” but the defendants say they have done nothing illegal. Prominent activist monk Luon Sovath received a summons dated Oct. 22 ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/charges-11042014165237.html

Injured to file complaints over crackdown

A monk, an opposition lawmaker-elect and a journalist, all assaulted by Daun Penh district security guards near Freedom Park on Friday, said they are in the process of filing legal complaints against the district forces as they recover from their injuries. “I am planning on filing ...

George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/injured-to-file-complaints-over-crackdown-58025/

'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

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