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Choung Choungy outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

CNRP Lawyer’s Amnesty Request Delayed by Legal Complaint

Former CNRP lawyer and board member Choung Choungy has applied for political rehabilitation — after being banned by the Supreme Court in 2017 — but an Interior Ministry spokesperson said his reentry into politics could be hampered by an unresolved court case.

The gates of Prey Sar prison's Correctional Center 1 in Phnom Penh. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Covid-19 Infections Spread to Siem Reap Prison

Cases have now been announced in at least nine of the country’s 28 overcrowded prisons, as the Justice Ministry discusses measures to reduce inmate numbers by releasing those close to the end of their sentences. Ministry spokesperson Kim Santepheap said on Monday that Justice Minister Keut Rith was considering the decision.

A traffic police officer in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2020. (VOD)

Investigation Refutes Police Explanations of Alleged Torture Death

An Interior Ministry investigation refuted a string of Battambang police explanations of an alleged torture death — first that the detainee was beaten by villagers, then that he had a traffic accident, and third that he died from a drug overdose.

Yim Leanghy and Ly Chandaravuth, in photos supplied by CYN.

Authorities Mum on Report of Environmental Activists’ Arrests

An NGO officer said three young environmental activists were taken into custody in Phnom Penh and a fourth detained in Kandal province on Wednesday, but authorities have not confirmed the reported arrests, with National Police referring reporters to a Covid-19 committee.