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Outrage at ‘Adhoc 5’ hearing as key witnesses absent and verdict looms

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday resumed the trial of the “Adhoc 5,” the name for a group of rights activists accused of bribing a hairdresser to lie about an alleged romantic relationship with jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha. The full-day hearing proceeded without ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/outrage-adhoc-5-hearing-key-witnesses-absent-and-verdict-looms

Adhoc 5 key witnesses absent

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday postponed the hearing of five human rights activists dubbed the “Adhoc 5” due to the absence of key witnesses. Four officials from rights group Adhoc – Nay Vanda, Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan and Lim Mony, and Ny Chakrya, ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-5-key-witnesses-absent

UN envoy meets with rights workers

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia met with local rights advocates on Monday as she began her second fact-finding mission to the country, one of the meeting’s attendees said.   ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-meets-with-rights-workers-110243/

Mother nature continues court rally

The protest for the release of three activists from the environmental NGO Mother Nature entered its sixth day yesterday, with another rally in front of Koh Kong provincial court – where some members of the youthful NGO have been camping out. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14872/mother-nature-continues-court-rally/

Two political monks arrested over drugs

Two monks were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district on Saturday for possessing a small amount of crystal methamphetamine, police said Sunday, but fellow monks and pagoda residents claimed the arrests were retaliation for the two taking part in political rallies. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-political-monks-arrested-over-drugs-90416/

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