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

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

Cambodia: Free Activists and Monk Jailed for Boeung Kak Protest
Human Rights / Land Grabs / News / Police / Prison

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

A Year After Deadly Cambodia Protest, Families Await Answers
Garment Industry / News / Police

A Year After Deadly Cambodia Protest, Families Await Answers

by Phorn Bopha / VOA PHNOM PENH—A year after military police opened fire on a group of labor protesters here killing five, their families still mourn and hope for justice. Pheng Kosal was among the demonstrators killed January 3, 2014, while demanding higher wages. His $100 monthly salary had helped his single mother and his … Continue reading