Matt Surrusco
Officials unveil a container full of plastic trash in Sihanoukville in July 2019.

Waste-Filled Containers at Sihanoukville Port Not Ours, Canada Says

The environment department of Canada on Friday said none of the about 1,600 tons of plastic waste exported to Cambodia since last year originated from its shores, contradicting earlier statements by Cambodian officials who said 83 trash-filled shipping containers came from Canada and the U.S.

Noun Chea (with sunglasses) and members of his defense team, including Doreen Chen (far left), Son Arun (front left) and Suon Visal (front right) in the courtroom for a trial hearing on January 8, 2015. (ECCC)

After Death, Nuon Chea’s Genocide Conviction on Uncertain Ground

Legal experts and the Khmer Rouge tribunal spokesman said the law requires Khmer Rouge regime second-in-command Nuon Chea’s appeal of his genocide conviction to end following his death last week, calling into question whether the 2018 charges will stand.

Former senior Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea (ECCC)

‘Brother No 2’ Nuon Chea Dead at 93

Nuon Chea, one of two former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge to be convicted of the crime of genocide, died on Sunday evening in Phnom Penh, a spokesman for the Khmer Rouge tribunal said in a statement.

MOB VIOLENCE

Lack of Trust in Courts, ‘Witchcraft’ Claims Help Fuel Mob Violence: UN Report

UPDATED 7:20 p.m. — A lack of trust in the police and courts, scapegoating of “sorcerers” for social and physical ills, and a firm belief that violent actions were justified were among the reasons perpetrators of “popular justice” attacks in Cambodia took the law into their own hands, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.