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18 Oct 2018 | 12:18 pm

We are willing to risk everything to defend our homes and land - Thomson Reuters Foundation


We are willing to risk everything to defend our homes and land
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Before development began on the Boeung Kak lake area there were 4,252 families here. 3,000 have already been removed from the area to make way for a luxury development, houses have been bulldozed and there is nothing left of the lake. The remaining ...

18 Oct 2018 | 10:15 am

Prominent Land Rights Activist Meets US Officials After Prison Release - VOA Khmer


VOA Khmer

Prominent Land Rights Activist Meets US Officials After Prison Release
VOA Khmer
Vanny was the most prominent advocate for the rights of the Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, who were displaced by a developer with close ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen. “We are motivated to be brave even though we know that by leaving home, we ...

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15 Oct 2018 | 1:19 pm

Container market dying out - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Container market dying out
The Phnom Penh Post
A container market located in the Boeung Kak Lake area was shut down after only a year in operation. It is now being turned into another commercial entertainment hub. The second-largest container market project in the capital, 2040 Container is yet ...

2 Oct 2018 | 1:02 am

Final verdict Boeung Kak activists await ruling - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Final verdict Boeung Kak activists await ruling
The Phnom Penh Post
Two prominent Boeung Kak activists are set to see an end to their years-long legal struggle with a final verdict set to be delivered on October 5. The Supreme Court had rejected their plea to restart an investigation into Daun Penh district security ...

1 Oct 2018 | 9:18 pm

Cambodia's Supreme Court Overturns Defamation Conviction of ... - Radio Free Asia


Cambodia's Supreme Court Overturns Defamation Conviction of ...
Radio Free Asia
Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha (L) embraces National Election Committee official Ny Chakrya at the General Department of Prisons in ...

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1 Oct 2018 | 3:34 pm

Prisons urged to teach the law - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Prisons urged to teach the law
The Phnom Penh Post
A prominent former Boeung Kak activist has called on Cambodia's prisons to do more to educate inmates on the law, while a senior prison official said legal training is already offered in detention centres. Nget Khun, 79, spent five months in Prey Sar ...

27 Sep 2018 | 8:45 pm

The future is bleak, says 'A Cambodian Spring' director Chris Kelly - Southeast Asia Globe


Southeast Asia Globe

The future is bleak, says 'A Cambodian Spring' director Chris Kelly
Southeast Asia Globe
In the run up to its screening at this year's FreedomFilmFest, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to the director of 2017 documentary A Cambodian Spring, which highlights the infamous land disputes of Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh and charts the return of ...

25 Sep 2018 | 3:36 am

Boeung Kak's Vanny is released - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak's Vanny is released
The Phnom Penh Post
Boeung Kak community land activist Tep Vanny was freed from Prey Sar prison on Monday night after a release warrant was issued by Phnom Penh Municipal Court. This followed a Royal Pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni. Three other Boeung Kak land ...
King pardons four Boeng Kak land activists - Khmer TimesKhmer Times
Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activistsThe News Tribune
Cambodia's King Pardons Land Activist Tep Vanny, Three OthersRadio Free Asia
Channel NewsAsia -Amnesty International UK
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20 Aug 2018 | 7:49 pm

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from destruction - The Independent


The Independent

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from destruction
The Independent
As the film starts, a big corporation, Shukaku Inc, is trying (with government backing and funding from the World Bank), to “develop” the Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh. This will mean filling the lake with sand and evicting all the families who live ...

16 May 2018 | 9:57 am

Boeung Kak residents request Tep Vanny's release from Phnom Penh jail - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Boeung Kak residents request Tep Vanny's release from Phnom Penh jail
The Phnom Penh Post
A handful of Boeung Kak residents this morning attempted to file a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet asking for the release of fellow activist Tep Vanny, who has been in prison since August 2016. Vanny was arrested after performing a ...

5 Mar 2018 | 3:06 am