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Rights record under fire

A pair of reports to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today and tomorrow paint a bleak image of a country whose rights record has worsened considerably over the past year. An annual report from the Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558901/National-news/cambodias-rights-record-under-fire.html

Long-Running Protest Still Without Resolution

About 2,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss, Gap and Old Navy were stopped by security forces yesterday as they attempted to march from Kandal province to the Ministry of Labor to protest for severance payments and additional benefits. Protests at ...

‘Outsiders’ denied right to vote

Just under three weeks ago, residents in Pro Ma village were running for their lives as security forces opened fire on them with automatic weapons, killing a 14-year-old girl. About 1,000 police, military police and soldiers stormed their village, fired at them indiscriminately, evicted hundreds of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060456570/National-news/outsiders-denied-right-to-vote.html

Long hair a luxury for evictees

Kheng Chen had her hair cut in January and sold it to a broker for just under US$8. She isn’t happy with the close-cropped style because it makes her look older than her 48 years. But when Kheng Chen grows her hair back in a few ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156528/National-news/long-hair-a-luxury-for-evictees.html

Families Forced Out of Homes Ahead of Gov't Deadline

Security forces and employees of a Vietnamese-owned rubber plantation in Mondolkiri province continued to drive families out of their homes yesterday ahead of today’s government-imposed eviction deadline. Officials and villagers say most of the roughly 200 families have already left. With more than 300 security personnel posted ...

Police raid home of ‘secessionist’s’ mum

Scores of security forces yesterday stormed the house of alleged secessionist leader Bun Ratha’s mother in Kampong Cham province yesterday, confiscating mobile phones and memory cards, his relatives told the Post. Bun Ratha, the alleged leader of Democratic Association, has been on the run since security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356333/National-news/police-raid-home-of-secessionists-mum.html

Security forces strip, handcuff women in Kratie amid eviction

Villagers detained during a bloody crackdown in Kratie province last week in which a 14-year-old was shot dead have accused security forces of brutal acts of cruelty, including forcing pregnant women to stand naked in the sun for hours. The villagers from Pro Ma village in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256312/National-news/women-stripped-handcuffed-kratie-villagers.html

Kratie Village Sealed After Girl’s Killing

Kratie city – Soldiers and military police yesterday blocked all access to a village where a 14-year-old girl was shot dead by security forces on Wednesday while the authorities launched a massive operation to evict hundreds of families from the area under a cloak of ...

Mourning villagers flee

Hundreds of people fled in fear yesterday from the village in Kratie province where a bloody security forces crackdown the previous morning left a 14-year-old girl dead. Joint police and military police forces locked down the area where a land dispute has raged this year, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051856248/National-news/mourning-villagers-flee.html

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