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In the news: Jailed at 75: Veteran campaigner leads Cambodia eviction battle

Nghet Khun, or Mommy, currently detained in Prey Sar prison, is possibly one of the world’s most senior land activists to be sentenced – read more about her strong resolve to have her community’s rights’ respected on 7 News: 9 more words

Boeung Kak

Court Cites ‘Misunderstanding’ in Linking Monk to Dissiden

BY KHY SOVUTHY , The Cambodia Daily, November 26, 2014

As a beaming Luon Sovath walked into the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for his sedition trial Tuesday, dozens of flag-waving supporters lining the sidewalk called for the charges against the activist monk to be dropped, while a throng of reporters pressed in on him. 448 more words

Human Rights

300 Activists and Monks Gather Over the Weekend

On the 23rd of November 2014, poor community members, monks, political activists, and youths gathered in front of CC1 and CC2 in a show of solidarity for the 19 activists that were recently imprisoned. 86 more words

Boeung Kak

Cambodian-Born US Politician Joins Prison Protest

By:  CHRIS MUELLER AND MECH DARA, The Cambodia Daily, 24 November 2014

Three weeks after becoming the first Cambodian-American legislator in the U.S., Rady Mom joined hundreds of protesters in Phnom Penh on Sunday to demand the release of 17 imprisoned activists, opposition figures and monks from Prey Sar prison. 684 more words

Boeung Kak

Cambodian-Born US Politician Joins Prison Protest

By:  CHRIS MUELLER AND MECH DARA, The Cambodia Daily, 24 November 2014

Three weeks after becoming the first Cambodian-American legislator in the U.S., Rady Mom joined hundreds of protesters in Phnom Penh on Sunday to demand the release of 17 imprisoned activists, opposition figures and monks from Prey Sar prison. 684 more words

Human Rights

UN Envoy, NGOs Rebuke Gov’t Over Recent Spate of Arrests

By: Kuch Naren , The Cambodia Daily, 19 November 2014

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Tuesday joined a group of local NGOs in criticizing a spate of recent arrests of activists, monks and opposition figures. 445 more words

Boeung Kak

UN Envoy, NGOs Rebuke Gov’t Over Recent Spate of Arrests

By: Kuch Naren , The Cambodia Daily, 19 November 2014

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Tuesday joined a group of local NGOs in criticizing a spate of recent arrests of activists, monks and opposition figures. 445 more words

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