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Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
VOA, 2014-05-14
International observers are calling on the Cambodian government to ensure the safety of a human rights worker who has allegedly received death threats from a company affiliated with family members of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
The Cambodia Dialy, 2014-05-14
Guards employed by real estate magnate Khun Sear who have allegedly been terrorizing three families at the center of a land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district threatened last week to kill a human rights worker, the victim and rights groups said.w
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
RFA, 2014-05-12
A worker with the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has been intimidated and received death threats while trying to document the plight of three families involved in a bitter land dispute with a developer in the country’s capital, according to the center.
‘Gangsters’ target rights worker
‘Gangsters’ target rights worker
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-12
A land dispute in the capital’s Tuol Kork district escalated further on Friday when a group of “gangsters” allegedly threatened the life of a human rights worker taking video footage for a documentary on the conflict. “Six men pushed me off the site. One screamed: ‘I will not allow you to be free,’ and another swung an axe near my head. They were carrying axes, hammers and knives, and said they worked for the landowner,” said Vann Sophat, a project coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
Openness study puts Kingdom at back of pack
Openness study puts Kingdom at back of pack
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-08
International rule of law monitor the World Justice Project on Tuesday presented its findings on the openness of 15 governments in the East Asia and Pacific regions, ranking Cambodia 13 – just above Mongolia and Myanmar. The ranking – based on research from WJP’s 2014 Rule of Law Index, which ranked Cambodia 91st out of 99 countries – took into account such factors as whether a government’s proceedings were open to public opinion, and whether official information, including draft laws, was available publicly – something the government has come under fire for recently.
At government rally, all proceeds smoothly
At government rally, all proceeds smoothly
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-02
While workers and opposition supporters marched to mark Labour Day yesterday, and baton-wielding district security guards enforced a ban on gatherings, a very different, uninterrupted rally took place at the capital’s Koh Pich Exhibition Center. About 2,000 workers from pro-government unions and government officials heard Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng call for talks to raise the minimum wage – a key demand of workers protesting yesterday.
Nobody home at Bandith’s
Nobody home at Bandith’s
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-01
In his Bavet town home, Chhouk Bandith lived in style. Before the former governor of the town shot three women at a garment protest in 2012, before he was convicted for the act and before he went on the lam to avoid prison, he resided in a sprawling two-storey house off of National Road 1 in Svay Rieng province, closed off from small shops and businesses by a metal gate. Not anymore.
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