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Svay Rieng Court Delays Hearings for Ex Bavet City Governor

The Svay Rieng Provinical Court has missed its October deadline to hear the triple shooting case involving former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, a court official said yesterday. A court investigation into the Febuary 20 shooting in a special economic zone that left three garment workers ...

Court to Question SEZ Shooting Witnesses Today

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court is scheduled to question two witnesses today over the shooting of three workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) on Feb. 20, investigating Judge Pech Chhoeut said yesterday. “We will question two more witnesses on Thursday,” Judge Chhoeut said. ...

Final Witness Questioned Over Chut Wutty’s Death

The Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday questioned the seventh and final witness to the April 26 shooting death of well-known environmental activist Chut Wutty by provincial military police officer In Ratana, court officials said. Srey Makny, the court’s deputy prosecutor, said witness Bou An was questioned ...

Lawyer Asks to Participate in Shooting Probe

A lawyer representing the three victims of the Feb. 20 shooting of workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) in Svay Rieng province has written to investigators asking to be allowed to participate in the case. Chin Lyda, a lawyer for human rights group Licadho who is representing the three ...

SEZ Shooting Suspect Under Court Supervision

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court has placed former Bavet City Governor Chhouk Bundith under court “supervision” after questioning him last week in connection to the Feb. 20 shooting of three female factory workers, according to investigating Judge Pech Chhoeut. Mr. Chhoeut said the ex-governor was questioned ...

Chut Wutty witness had eyes elsewhere

Another witness to the fatal shooting of prominent environmentalist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana has said he did not see who shot the men after testifying in Koh Kong provincial court yesterday. Puom Ravin, a 37-year-old employee of the logging firm Timbergreen said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956454/National-news/wutty-witness-had-eyes-elsewhere.html

Three new witnesses called in Chut Wutty case

Three more witnesses have been summonsed for questioning over the fatal shooting of prominent environmentalist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana, rights groups said yesterday. In Kongchit, Koh Kong provincial coordinator for rights group Licadho, said yesterday that deputy prosecutor Srey Mak Ny had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156283/National-news/three-new-witnesses-called-in-wutty-case.html

Koh Kong Court Summons Journalists in Shooting Case

Two journalists from the Cambodia Daily newspaper have been called to appear in the shooting case of activist Chut Wutty last month. Chut Wutty had been escorting the two journalists, Cambodian Phorn Bopha and Canadian Olesia Plokhii, to investigate illegal logging ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Koh-Kong-Court-Summons-Journalists-in-Shooting-Case-150628035.html

Court questions Koh Kong shooting suspect

One week after the shooting deaths of forestry activist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana, a suspect was sent to the Koh Kong Provincial Court for questioning late yesterday evening before being remanded to military police custody, a court official said. “The prosecutor hasn’t ...

UN calls for independence in killing probe

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday called on the government to ensure its investigation into the deaths of forestry activist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana remained independent, and raised concern over an apparent increase in attacks on ...

Chut Wutty death to be examined by committee

A joint investigative committee will be established to re-examine the killing of activist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana, the head of the armed forces told the Post yesterday, after providing his own version of the incident to radio. Pressure from the families of victims and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050155895/National-news/committee-to-examine-wutty-death.html

Suicide Cited in Military Police Officer’s Death

The military police officer who killed well-known anti-logging campaigner Chut Wutty, 46, on Thursday in Koh Kong province then died by his own hand after turning his AK-47 assault rifle on himself in an apparent act of instant suicide following the slaying of the forestry ...

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Puma wants facts behind governor's charge

German sportswear brand Puma is seeking information on why the Svay Rieng Provincial Court decided to charge former Bavet City Governor Chhouk Bundith with causing unintentional injuries, a Puma representative said yesterday. Mr Bundith is the sole suspect in a shooting in Bavet City on February ...

Two SEZ Shooting Victims Questioned Yesterday

The Svay Rieng Provincial Court yesterday questioned two of the three female garment factory workers who were shot during a protest at a special economic zone (SEZ) in Bavet City in February, the provincial prosecutor said yesterday. Keo Nea, 18; Bun Chenda, 21; and Nuth Sokhorn, ...

Company backtracks, says villagers will now get land

The director of TTY rubber company, whose guards shot four land protestors in Kratie province last week, said he will give land back to the protesting villagers, backtracking on his vow Friday not to give up any of the land granted to him by the ...

Soldiers shoot villagers over land protest

Violence erupted yesterday in Kratie province’s Snuol district where six people were shot and injured when RCAF soldiers working for a rubber company opened fire on a crowd of villagers who were trying to stop the company from clearing land in the area, police and ...

Six missing after border shooting

Police and military officials were searching for six missing Cambodians yesterday who villagers believe were shot dead by Thai soldiers on Saturday night after entering the Khun Han district of Thailand’s Si Saket province in search of luxury timber. Neth Hing, who lives in Oddar Meanchey’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112853007/National-news/six-missing-after-border-shooting.html

Shooting of Cambodian loggers along Thai border continues

Adding to a spate of similar incidents since October, Thai soldiers fired on a group of Cambodians who had illegally entered Thailand from Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday looking to log valuable rosewood trees and shot one in the hand, a provincial official said yesterday ...

Farmers freed after ‘injustice’

The last of the Chi Kraeng villagers has been freed by the Appeal Court after it upheld their acquittal. The villagers had originally been convicted of forcibly detaining two businessmen over a land dispute involving 475 hectares of rice paddies in Siem Reap in 2009. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750665/National-news/farmers-freed-after-injustice.html

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