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UN, Embassies Attend Hearing Of Boeung Kak Activists
Human Rights / Land Grabs / News / Prison

UN, Embassies Attend Hearing Of Boeung Kak Activists

by Khuon Narim / The Cambodia Daily Eleven activists convicted in November of blocking traffic and obstructing the work of public officials all professed their innocence Thursday at a high-profile Appeal Court hearing attended by the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, Surya Subedi, and members of several foreign delegations. Seven of the activists, including … Continue reading

Cambodia: Free Activists and Monk Jailed for Boeung Kak Protest
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Cambodia: Free Activists and Monk Jailed for Boeung Kak Protest

from Amnesty International Ten women housing rights defenders and a Buddhist monk, all jailed after short summary trials and some suffering from serious health issues, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty international said ahead of their appeal hearing on 22 January. The 11 were arrested after two related peaceful protests in Cambodia’s capital Phnom … Continue reading

Military Police Commander ‘Learned From Hitler’
Human Rights / News / Police

Military Police Commander ‘Learned From Hitler’

by Mech Dara / The Cambodian Daily National Military Police Commander Sao Sokha told an annual meeting of Phnom Penh’s military police Thursday that he learned how to maintain social order by studying Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, and that he draws inspiration from the rise of Germany under the leader’s authoritarian rule in the 1930s. … Continue reading