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Aerial view of Cambodia's Prey Lang forest (Winrock International)

Prey Lang Activist Handed Two-Year Suspended Sentence

An anti-logging activist was on Tuesday convicted of assault against an alleged timber trader, as rights groups linked the verdict to ongoing harassment and intimidation against environmentalists in the country.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 18, 2021 (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Seven CNRP Members Convicted for Covid-19 Posts From March 2020

A Phnom Penh court has convicted and sentenced seven former opposition activists in absentia for Facebook posts accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of hiding Covid-19 deaths in 2020 and other posts about his time as a former Khmer Rouge district commander.

Bundles of longan in a market (Wikimedia Commons)

Jailed Longan Farmer’s Mother Says His Critiques Were True

The mother of a longan farmer who was imprisoned for criticizing the government’s procurement procedures said her son should not have been arrested or charged with incitement because his comments were a true reflection of the situation.

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