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

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

UN, Embassies Attend Hearing Of Boeung Kak Activists
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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

Villagers Seize Bulldozers in Cambodian Land Dispute
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Villagers Seize Bulldozers in Cambodian Land Dispute

from World Bulletin A group of villagers in northwestern Cambodia seized bulldozers and their drivers in a dispute over land clearances by a Chinese-owned firm, local media reported Wednesday. Approximately 300 villagers from the Kuoy ethnic minority in Preah Vihear province are angry the firm has been granted a concession to develop a sugar cane … Continue reading