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More asylum seekers ejected

By:Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post  February 26, 2015

Provincial police in Ratanakkiri reportedly arrested and deported four Montagnard asylum seekers to Vietnam on Tuesday, where the mostly Christian ethnic minority allegedly faces religious and political persecution. 514 more words

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Dam foes ‘stay strong’

By:Daniel Pye and Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post  February 26, 2015

Supporters of deported environmentalist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson yesterday lamented the Spaniard’s departure while pledging to continue to resist the planned Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam. 753 more words

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‘I will come back,’ says deported activist

By:Sean Teehan and Kevin Ponniah, The Phnom Penh Post  February 25, 2015

Referring to Cambodia as “my country”, Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, a vocal environmental activist and Spanish national who was deported Monday, yesterday vowed to return and continue his struggle to save the Areng Valley. 471 more words

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Montagnards flee R’kiri police raid

By:Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post  February 25, 2015

A group of nine Montagnard asylum seekers hiding out in Ratanakkiri province had a close brush with law enforcement officials yesterday, even as a new group of the Vietnamese ethnic minority crossed the border into Cambodia, a rights group and a villager helping the hiding families said. 314 more words

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‘Don’t talk about Areng’

By:May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post  February 25, 2015

Prime Minister Hun Sen for the first time yesterday publicly announced that construction of the Areng Valley dam would not go ahead in this mandate, issuing the promise in a speech that sought to curb the outpouring of criticism over the abrupt deportation of anti-dam activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson. 731 more words

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PM threatens to deploy rockets in Areng

By:Tat Oudom, The Phnom Penh Post  February 24, 2015

Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to deploy military hardware should anyone try and create an “autonomous zone” in the Areng Valley, where activists are bitterly fighting a proposed dam. 452 more words

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Mystic claims Angkorian temples built in India

Nithyananda Sangha posted a series of YouTube videos making the assertion shortly before hosting workshops in Siem Reap. 869 more words