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Thirteen defendants in the CNRM trial are taken back to prison after they and eight others were convicted on Thursday. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

13 CNRM Mass Trial Defendants Appeal Convictions

At least 13 former CNRP activists who were convicted in March for their involvement in the formation of the overseas CNRM opposition movement and for comments about the Covid-19 response appealed their sentences at the Appeal Court on Tuesday. 

Chou Bun Eng, center, with other speakers at a government meeting on trafficking in the country. (Government Spokespersons Unit)

Govt Deflects, Makes Excuses at Human Trafficking Meeting

The government opened the floor to reporters’ questions about foreigners trafficked into the country’s online fraud operations, with officials trying to shift blame, claim ignorance and accuse critics of not understanding the “technical” nature of these cases.

A Phnom Penh district guard tries to pull part of a barricade away from a NagaWorld worker during the strike on August 11, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

City Hall to Sue NagaWorld Protesters for Property Damage, Insult

Phnom Penh City Hall said it will file a court complaint against protesting NagaWorld workers for allegedly damaging metal police barricades during a violent clash on Thursday, with workers hitting back that the police were the aggressors.

Don Chron points to land she and other families used to cultivate before their crops were destroyed in August 2021. (Fiona Kelliher/VOD)

Fear, Frustration for Community Stuck in Protected-Zone Confusion

Crops have been destroyed and farmers jailed in Chung Plas and Memang, communes straddling the border of two Mondulkiri wildlife sanctuaries. Restrictions appear to residents to be shifting and arbitrary — at the mercy of environment officials on patrol.

Kampong Thom provincial military police chief Hang Thol in August 2021, in a photo from the Kampong Thom provincial military police Facebook page.

Deputy Village Chief Killed in Online Gambling Sting

Eleven Kampong Thom military police officers have been detained for an investigation into the death of a deputy village chief that occurred during a crackdown at an alleged online lottery cafe, said the provincial military police commander. 

At Least 10 Years to Repair One Week of Phnom Tamao Damage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week, with much of the replanting being led by tycoon Mong Reththy, who says he was uninvolved in the clearing but has been permitted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to undertake the restoration.