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Heart Party founder Seam Pluk and his lawyer Choung Choungy leave the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh on December 24, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Minor Party Founder Arrested Over Forgery Charge

The founder of a minor party was arrested and imprisoned after failing to show up for questioning for allegedly using forged documents while trying to register his party last year.

Daun Penh district security guards and activists clash in Phnom Penh on April 26, 2022. (Meng Kroypunlok/VOD)

Officials Block Chut Wutty Memorial Bicycle Ride

Five people from three activist groups were prevented from riding bicycles in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of prominent environmentalist Chut Wutty.

A spirit house near the site where environmentalist Chut Wutty was murdered in 2012, in April 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Forest Crusader’s Death Couldn’t Stop Destruction in Cardamoms

Environmentalist Chut Wutty was killed 10 years ago today, shot dead by a soldier in the Cardamom forest. The forest was being cleared by a company with high-level connections, including to the military. The area now contains large patches of cleared forest and a cascade of hydropower dams.

Printed photograph put on auction by Vitalik Denys. (Supplied)

Art Auction for Ukraine to Showcase Cambodian, Ukrainian Artists

“Not all people would pay attention. … Most people can say: It’s somewhere far away. … You’re giving us energy and motivation.” Photographer Vitalik Denys speaks from Ukraine on participating in an art auction tonight in Phnom Penh to raise funds for his country.

Chan Sarath (left) and U Roem exit the Supreme Court after their hearing on April 20, 2022. (Supplied)

Bomb-Plot Prison Sentences Appealed

A group of convicted plotters appealed their sentences on Wednesday, arguing that an electronic device portrayed during their trial as a bomb detonator was insufficient evidence that they had violent plans.

Crocodiles sunbathe and sit in a pond at a private farm in Pursat's Krakor district on April 9, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Brief: Siem Reap Official Dies After Crocodile Bite

A police official in Siem Reap province who is believed to have slipped into a crocodile pool when he got up in the middle of the night died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon, according to police.