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Environmental activist Thun Ratha, while filming a Mother Nature video in January 2017. (Mother Nature Cambodia)

Activism Is Not ‘Incitement,’ Mother Nature Environmentalists Tell Court

Three Mother Nature environmentalists — arrested while preparing a video campaign against the infilling of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok lake — disputed the alleged criminality of their actions while on trial on Wednesday, arguing that raising concerns is not “incitement” as charged, their lawyer said.

Two youths with authorities outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 10, 2021, after they were arrested for allegedly slapping a man on the back of the head. (Phnom Penh Municipal Police Facebook page)

Police Send Slap-Happy Youth to Court After Drive-By TikTok Smack

Two youths who were filmed smacking an unidentified foreign cyclist on the back of the head while they drove a motorbike past him were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday to set an example for other wayward youth, a police official said.

CNRP leaders Sam Rainsy and Ho Vann (third and second from the right) raise nine fingers along with other CNRP supporters in the U.S. on September 23, 2019 (CNRP activist’s Facebook page)

Updated: CNRP Leaders Lose Right to Stand for Office, Get 20-25 Year Sentences

Updated at 4:42 p.m. — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced opposition leaders living abroad to 20 to 25 years in prison and stripped them of their right to stand in elections with only a Bar Association-assigned lawyer’s secretary present for the defense, according to a lawyer and court spokesperson.

Jailed activist Chhoeun Daravy raises her handcuffed hands from a prison van after a trial hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on February 16, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Activists Grilled in Court Over Support for Rong Chhun, CNRP Links

Amid denials of links to various politicians and opposition figures, one activist on trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday for incitement spoke of receiving a $1,000 donation for office rent from a Cambodian-Australian MP who is also a defendant in the case.

Officers outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

General, Defense Official Clash in Court Over Land Sale to Lawmaker

An under-investigation military general and a Defense Ministry official are battling in court over a plot of land in Phnom Penh that the official allegedly acquired through a proxy to sell to a ruling party lawmaker despite it already belonging to the general.

Khmer Win Party president Suong Sophorn speaks to reporters at a rally in support of unionist Rong Chhun outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 13, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

20 Months Jail, $500,000 in Damages for Politician in Rong Chhun Case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced the leader of the minor Khmer Win Party to 20 months in prison for incitement after he protested last year in support of jailed unionist Rong Chhun and visited the Vietnam border area that Chhun claimed was under threat.