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Rights group claims continued harassment in Oddar Meanchey

NGO workers interviewing evictees in Oddar Meanchey province said police pulled their car over without cause on Saturday and tried to seize one of their cameras, the third reported case of authorities in the area harassing the group’s staff in the past month. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-group-claims-continued-harassment-in-oddar-meanchey-69650/

Political bias alleged

Four families in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong town have filed a complaint with their commune hall, alleging that a military official and a village chief are trying to block them from receiving land titles because the families support the Cambodian National Rescue Party. The families and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/political-bias-alleged

Villagers say soldiers blocking land

Twenty-seven families in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district filed a complaint with Hun Sen’s cabinet and the rights group Adhoc on Monday, maintaining that soldiers have been preventing them from farming since October 2012. A representative of the villagers, Soeung Sophea, 59, said yesterday that troops ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032062035/National/villagers-say-soldiers-blocking-land.html

Homes torched in wildlife sanctuary

Government officials and armed police burnt down 25 homes in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district yesterday claiming they were in the protected Kulen Prumtep Wildlife Sanctuary, villagers and a rights group investigator said yesterday.  The houses, which are part of larger community of about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083151369/National-news/homes-torched-in-wildlife-sanctuary.html

Villagers’ Farmland Privatized for Military Use

3,800 hectares of forest in Oddor Meanchey province have been privatized for use by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF). Families are facing eviction and the loss of their land after the seizures though some of the land was originally designated state public property. The ...

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