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Activist summoned over alleged crimes
Areng Valley / News / Police

Activist summoned over alleged crimes

by May Titthara and Daniel Pye / Phnom Penh Post Just days after Spanish environmentalist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson was ejected from the country after officials refused to renew his visa, a prominent Areng Valley activist has been summoned to appear in court for unspecified “forest crimes”. Ven Vorn, a community representative in the remote valley in … Continue reading

Environmental Groups Urge Cambodia PM to Press Laos to Cancel Dam Project
Human Rights / Hun Sen / Hydropower / Laos / News

Environmental Groups Urge Cambodia PM to Press Laos to Cancel Dam Project

by Ounkeo Souksavanh / Radio Free Asia Conservation groups have called on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to press Lao President Choummaly Sayasone to postpone the construction of the much-criticized Don Sahong dam project on the Mekong River in Laos. Choummaly’s scheduled visit to Cambodia Thursday has prompted critics of the Don Sahong dam project … Continue reading

LICADHO: Renewed Surge in Land Disputes Must be Addressed Not Denied
Human Rights / Land Grabs / News

LICADHO: Renewed Surge in Land Disputes Must be Addressed Not Denied

from LICADHO February 19, 2015 – The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) strongly expresses its concern at the surge in land disputes documented by its offices in 2014, which resulted in a threefold increase in the number of families newly affected by land conflicts during that year when compared … Continue reading

Imprisoned Cambodian Mothers Could See Pardons
Human Rights / News / Police / Women's Rights

Imprisoned Cambodian Mothers Could See Pardons

by Vong Sokheng and Laignee Barron / The Phnom Penh Post In an unanticipated act of leniency yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen established a new committee to deliver pardons to mothers jailed with their children, according to several attendees of the conference where the announcement was made. “The prime minister ordered … a working group … Continue reading

Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders
Corruption / Free Speech / Hydropower / News

Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders

by Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda / The Phnom Penh Post Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered immigration authorities not to renew the visa of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, which expires on February 20, senior immigration department officials said yesterday. Gonzalez-Davidson, of Mother Nature, an NGO, has led a campaign against the controversial Stung … Continue reading

Rights Group Calls Death of Cambodian Activist ‘Politically Motivated’
CNRP / News / Prison

Rights Group Calls Death of Cambodian Activist ‘Politically Motivated’

by Hum Chamroeun and Hang Savyuth / Radio Free Asia An activist who campaigned for Cambodia’s opposition party was found dead over the weekend as a result of what police said was an accident, but a local human rights group on Monday refuted the claim, suggesting he had been murdered for political reasons. Bun Borin, … Continue reading