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Two local residents point out villagers’ farms falling within the potential bounds of a new airport development in Mondulkiri province. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Ministries Embark on One-Month Surveying Blitz in Mondulkiri

Multiple government ministries will undertake a one-month satellite-aided survey of state land in Mondulkiri to register groups of inhabitants, identify illegal encroachment and resolve ongoing land-grabbing disputes, Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said.

CNRP co-founder Sam Rainsy announces a ‘campaign to end impunity’ in a still from a video posted on his Facebook page on July 10, 2020.

Outlawed CNRP Launches Petition Calling for Investigations of Killings

An online petition launched on Tuesday by the outlawed main opposition party calling for investigations into extrajudicial killings in Cambodia, and foreign visa sanctions and the freezing of assets of Prime Minister Hun Sen and others has gained more than 400 signers, with goals of half a million signatories.

Phnom Penh Appeal Court in 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Defendants Not Fully Informed of Trial Rights, CCHR Finds

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights has called on judges to “inform and fully explain” to all defendants both their rights during trial and the charges against them, citing a 16-month review of proceedings at the Phnom Penh Appeal Court.

A plainclothes police officer kneels on top of a man accused of buying drugs on June 29, 2020, in a screenshot of a video that was widely shared online (left). Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Sar Thet (right) (Phnom Penh Municipal Police)

Three Officers Warned Over Beating of Man Recorded in Viral Video

Three unnamed police officers in Phnom Penh received a written warning from the capital’s police chief this week after they were seen kicking and hitting a man in a widely shared social media video, which rights experts said warranted further investigation and potential consequences for the officers.