PM asked to fix land disputes

Families have been involved in a long-running dispute with at least 12 companies. KT/Mai Vireak

Families have been involved in a long-running dispute with at least 12 companies. KT/Mai Vireak

Two groups of protesters were stopped by Daun Penh security forces yesterday from handing over petitions to the Prime Minister, with one incident resulting in four injuries.
About 100 protesters representing 190 families from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts, who have been embroiled in land disputes involving the Continue reading

Authorities thwart Boeung Kak event

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Some 30 Boeung Kak land activists yesterday were blocked by 50 Daun Penh district security guards from delivering a petition to the Council of Ministers seeking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention in helping release fellow activist Tep Vanny.

The group of women claimed they were travelling by Continue reading

Activists ask court to arrest real perpetrators

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Chan Puthisak was also summoned to the court yesterday. KT/Mai Vireak

Two human rights activists, who were summoned to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday over allegations that they incited an attack on two Daun Penh district security guards in October, asked the court to have the real perpetrators arrested.
Am Sam Ath, a senior monitoring manager Continue reading

Activists who were beaten during protest questioned at court

Land rights activist Chan Puthisak poses for a photograph outside Phnom Penh Court where he was questioned yesterday along with Licadho staffer Am Sam Ath. Pha Lina

Land rights activist Chan Puthisak poses for a photograph outside Phnom Penh Court where he was questioned yesterday along with Licadho staffer Am Sam Ath. Pha Lina

A land rights activist and a human rights defender who were beaten during a protest in October were questioned both as suspects and as plaintiffs at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday afternoon.

Boeung Kak lake activist Chan Puthisak and Licadho Continue reading

Beaten activists accused

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Sam Ath says he tried to stop the violence and was beaten. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued a warrant yesterday summoning human rights activists Am Sam Ath and Chan Puthisak to court today on charges that they incited an attack on two Daun Penh district security guards during a World Habitat Day protest on October 10.
Videos of the protest show Mr. Puthisak, a Boeung Kak Continue reading

Beaten activists are now suspects

Licadho's head of monitoring, Am Sam Ath, speaks to the press after he was hit by security forces at a World Habitat Day march last year in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

Licadho’s head of monitoring, Am Sam Ath, speaks to the press after he was hit by security forces at a World Habitat Day march last year in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

A human rights monitor and a land rights activist who were beaten by Daun Penh security guards during a protest last October will appear for questioning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court this afternoon as suspects of “intentional violence”.

In documents dated January 20, deputy prosecutor Ngin Pich ordered Continue reading

Judge cites health in delaying Vanny trial

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Prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny being escorted by officials to Phnom Penh’s Supreme Court last month. Pha Lina

Land rights activist Tep Vanny’s trial was postponed indefinitely on Friday, with judge Long Kesor Pirum citing health reasons for abruptly adjourning the hearing after almost an hour of questioning.

Vanny faces charges of intentional violence under aggravating circumstances related to 2013 protests outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence.

Kesor Pirum yesterday said the trial would Continue reading