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Ahead of Vote, Hun Sen Breaks Silence to Make Land Promises

Just days ahead of Sunday’s commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen again broke his pledge to remain silent during his party’s campaign period and sought to ease the concerns of communities whose livelihoods have been threatened by land disputes. Speaking to villagers through a mobile telephone, ...

Boeung Kak takes case to Assembly

About 200 people, including activist monk Loun Savath, rallied outside the National Assembly in Phnom Penh yesterday in support of the 13 Boeung Kak women sentenced to prison in a three-hour trial last Thursday. Supporters of the women, including villagers, unions and human rights groups, called ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956458/National-news/boeung-kak-takes-case-to-assembly.html

Agreement forced, Loun Savath says

Activist monk Loun Savath yesterday decried an “agreement” he thumbprinted in the presence of Supreme Patriarch Nun Nget on Thursday, claiming he was forced to comply under duress. Speaking from a safe place yesterday, the “multimedia monk” said a group, including the municipal chief monk and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856419/National-news/agreement-forced-monk-says.html

Court Accuses Advocate Monk of Incitement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has accused the well-known monk and human rights advocate Loun Sovath of incitement for unspecified actions committed in Cambodia and abroad, according to court documents obtained Friday. The court documents, signed by Investigating Judge Duch Kim on Feb. 14, were sent ...

Activist monk detained at Wat Botum

Senor members of the monastic community yesterday detained Buddhist monk Loun Savath, an award-winning human rights activist, after he took photos of protesting Boeung Kak lake villagers outside Phnom Penh municipal court. Monks, police and unidentified men in plain clothes violently forced Loun Savath into a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052556389/National-news/activist-monk-detained-at-wat-botum.html

Activist Monk Released, Vows To Continue Activism

Loun Savath, a monk and rights activist who was detained by plain clothes security officials Thursday, was released that night, after he agreed to sign a letter vowing to stop leading and participating in protests. However, he has promised he will not halt his activism. Loun ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Activist-Monk-Released-Vows-To-Continue-Activism-154147005.html

Snap Court Verdict Sentences 13 Lake Protesters to Prison

Thirteen land protesters who were seized during a demonstration earlier this week were handed heavy prison sentences after a quick court hearing on Thursday, even as two more people were arrested and a monk was facing the threat of defrocking for participating in similar land ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Snap-Court-Verdict-Sentences-13-Lake-Protesters-to-Prison-153695585.html

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