Villagers in Northeast Cambodia Refuse to Give Up Land for Rubber Plantation
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Villagers in Northeast Cambodia Refuse to Give Up Land for Rubber Plantation

from Radio Free Asia More than 200 representatives from four villages in a remote northeastern Cambodian province refused on Tuesday to accept gifts from a land concession company in exchange for clearing their communal land to make way for a rubber tree plantation, local residents said. Charai Pouy Heang, an indigenous village representative, told attendees … Continue reading

Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons
Human Rights / Hun Sen / News / Prison / Women's Rights

Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons

from RFA Khmer Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the ministries of justice and the interior to come up with a long-term solution to female inmates in Cambodian prisons who are pregnant or have children living with them behind bars, as police stopped women and other land activists in the capital from demanding the … Continue reading

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

New Group of Eighteen Montagnards From Vietnam Seek Refugee Status in Cambodia
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New Group of Eighteen Montagnards From Vietnam Seek Refugee Status in Cambodia

from Radio Free Asia A new group of 18 asylum-seeking Montagnards from Vietnam have taken refuge in the jungles of northeastern Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province amid fears they could be forcibly repatriated, a rights group and an ethnic Charai villager who is assisting them said Thursday. The 18 Montagnards—Christian indigenous people from Vietnam’s Central Highlands—crossed the … Continue reading