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Six Mother Nature activists pose for photographs after they were released on bail from Prey Sar Prison on November 12, 2021. (Licadho)

Court Changes Judge After Request From Mother Nature Defendants: Lawyer

A week before the scheduled start of a “plotting” trial against a group of young environmentalists, the court has switched judges and postponed the case as the defendants didn’t want the same jurist that previously convicted them of incitement, according to their lawyer.

Mother Nature activists campaign in Phnom Penh to turn Koh Kong Krao island into a national park. (Mother Nature)

Youth Environmentalists Campaign to Protect Koh Kong Krao

A group of young environmentalists passed out pamphlets and posted banners this week in Phnom Penh to promote the protection of Koh Kong Krao island, urging people to support preservation of the largest island in Cambodia after the government gave development rights to a private company owned by tycoon Ly Yong Phat.

Mother Nature activist Phuon Keoreaksmey speaks outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh on July 29, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Briefs: NagaWorld Meeting Labeled a ‘Threat,’ Mother Nature Appeals Rejected

The Supreme Court upheld prison sentences against environmental activists, a prominent unionist and opposition-aligned protesters. The Labor Ministry reminded NagaWorld union leaders at a Friday meeting of the conditions of their bail application in March — where they had agreed they would try to convince their colleague to cease their near-daily protests.

Thun Ratha, with Long Kunthea and Phuon Keoreaksmey next to him, speaks to the media after the hearing at the Supreme Court on July 22, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Slew of High-Profile Cases Heard at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard back-to-back appeals from high-profile cases involving Mother Nature activists, a senior unionist and two co-accused, and a group of activists convicted for a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in October 2020.