Authorities thwart Boeung Kak event

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Boeung Kak community members protest outside of the Council of Ministers office in Phnom Penh yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Some 30 Boeung Kak land activists yesterday were blocked by 50 Daun Penh district security guards from delivering a petition to the Council of Ministers seeking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention in helping release fellow activist Tep Vanny.

The group of women claimed they were travelling by Continue reading

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Capital police tout hard work in halting protests

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A ‘Black Monday’ protester leads the march at Boeung Kak area of Phnom Penh last year. Pha Lina

While a new report from the Phnom Penh Municipal Police bemoans ongoing issues in controlling the illegal use of firearms, there was one area in which they excelled last year – thwarting “colour revolutions”.

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Activists who were beaten during protest questioned at court

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Land rights activist Chan Puthisak poses for a photograph outside Phnom Penh Court where he was questioned yesterday along with Licadho staffer Am Sam Ath. Pha Lina

A land rights activist and a human rights defender who were beaten during a protest in October were questioned both as suspects and as plaintiffs at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday afternoon.

Boeung Kak lake activist Chan Puthisak and Continue reading

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Beaten activists are now suspects

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Licadho’s head of monitoring, Am Sam Ath, speaks to the press after he was hit by security forces at a World Habitat Day march last year in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

A human rights monitor and a land rights activist who were beaten by Daun Penh security guards during a protest last October will appear for questioning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court this afternoon as suspects of “intentional violence”.

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Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade

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A view from a building overlooking Boeung Kak. Eli Lillis

Ten years ago this week, Phnom Penh City Hall and the development firm Shukaku Inc announced an agreement to transform the Boeung Kak lake area into a sprawling mixed-use development. In the years following, thousands were evicted and a protest movement grew among the disgruntled residents. Post Weekend looks back at how Cambodia’s most notorious land dispute unfolded and at what will emerge from the sand.

The sand banks have been slowly rising around Continue reading

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Courting protest

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Protesters call for the release of land activist Tep Vanny. Pha Lina

Prominent land activist Tep Vanny was denied bail by the Supreme Court yesterday, which cited the ongoing investigation into a 2013 protest that turned violent outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Phnom Penh. Vanny has been in pre-trial detention on charges of intentional violence under Continue reading

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Court strikes down activists’ appeal

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Tep Vanny at one of her many court appearances. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Supreme Court yesterday rejected the appeals in two separate cases, one involving opposition activists and another involving a prominent land rights activist.

The court rejected the appeals from CNRP media director Meach Continue reading

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