Source: Phnom Penh Post Prominent Boeung Kak activist Nget Khun was questioned in court yesterday over the violent attack on land activists at Wat Phnom three years ago, demanding compensation of 15 million riel (about $3,750) for being struck in the chest with a marble during the violence.
source: RFA Rhona Smith, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, got an earful from the country’s top human rights official on Tuesday, only he wasn’t talking about the situation in Cambodia. Cambodian Human Rights Commission President Keo Remy said he told Smith that the U.N. needs to examine Syria… Read More Cambodian Rights Official Tries the Bait-and-Switch with U.N. Special Rapporteur
source: RFA The head of a Cambodian National Assembly commission wants two members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet to answer questions about the investigation into the murder in July of popular government critic Kem Ley, RFA’s Khmer Service has learned. As the investigation into the slaying drags on with what looks like little progress,… Read More Cambodian Lawmaker Wants to Question Cabinet Ministers Over Kem Ley Murder
source: RFA A court in Phnom Penh gave a Cambodian lawmaker a stiff sentence for on-line criticism of a border dispute and a human rights activists was severely beaten just as the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Rhona Smith visits the country. On Monday the Phnom Penh Municipal Court jailed opposition party lawmaker Um… Read More U.N. Special Rapporteur Has a Lot on Her Plate in Cambodia
source ៈ khmertimes Nearly 20 members of the Boeung Kak community continued the 25th week of Black Monday protests yesterday in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, demanding the release of political activists and rights workers and asking the court to provide justice to land-rights campaigners who were appearing in court. One Boeung Kak community… Read More Black Monday Protests Continue
Source : The Phnom Penh Post / Tue, 5 July 2016 by Pech Sotheary Nine weeks into the civil society-backed “Black Monday” demonstrations, four participants from the Boeung Kak community received minor injuries yesterday as they scuffled with Daun Penh district security guards who were preventing them from protesting the arrest of current and former… Read More Scuffles in latest round of ‘Black Monday’ protests
Source : The Cambodia Daily / July 5, 2016 by Ben Sokhean and George Wright Anti-government protests marking the ninth “Black Monday” culminated in violent clashes between activists and security guards in Phnom Penh on Monday. Some 50 activists, most from the capital’s eviction-hit communities, gathered in the city’s Boeng Kak neighborhood at about 8:30… Read More Ninth ‘Black Monday’ Sees Clashes, Threats