Monthly Archives: November 2011

Injuries, arrests at Boeung Kak clash

Khouth Sophakchakrya and additional reporting by Yi Somphose, Phnom Penh Post, Nov. 29 2011 Boeung Kak lake residents scuffle with riot police during a protest yesterday outside City Hall in Phnom Penh. Four protesters were arrested and as many as … Continue reading

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The day after – going to court

After a day of clashes outside the Phnom Penh Municipality during which four activists were arrested, there was heavy police presence in the Boeung Kak area and the residents freedom of movement was obstructed by the police. Photos courtesy of … Continue reading

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Finnish Minister visits BKL protest

Heidi Hautala, the Finnish Minister for International Development, yesterday spoke to Boeung Kak women during their day-long protest. In Phnom Penh to announce Finland’s accession to the Ottawa Landmine Treaty, Ms Hautala also took the opportunity to learn about land … Continue reading

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CD: Lake Protest Turns Violent as Residents Block Road

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Villagers salute Chea Dara

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, Phnom Penh Post, Nov. 28 2011 Photo by: Heng Chivoan A monk sprinkles water over the body of Chea Dara, whose body was pulled from the Mekong hours earlier on Saturday in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. … Continue reading

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People vs. Police

Despite being faced by anti-riot police, the women of Boeung Kak continue their fight for their land. The pictures were taken on Monday afternoon as the protest continued outside the Phnom Penh Municipality following the arrest of four leading female … Continue reading

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The fight for land

On Monday Nov. 28 Boeung Kak residents gathered in front of Phnom Penh Municipality to protest the failure of Phnom Penh authorities to begin demarcating the boundary of the 12.44-hectare land concession granted to Boueng Kak residents by Prime Minister … Continue reading

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