Trial date set for Mother Nature Cambodia activists

Created Date : 23 / Jan / 2018
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Two Mother Nature Cambodia activists, Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy, have received a date for their trial  after  spending  over  four  months  in  pre-trial  detention  on  charges  of  ‘violation  of  privacy’  and ‘incitement to commit a felony’ under Articles 302 and 495 of the Cambodian Criminal Code. 

Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy were arrested off the coast of Prek Khsach in Koh Kong province on 11 September 2017, while filming two large vessels they suspected of illegally carrying sand for export. The pair’s arrest followed a complaint by the LYP Group, a company owned by Senator Ly Yong Phat, and  came  just  one  day  after  Mother  Nature  Cambodia  released  a  video  highlighting  alleged discrepancies in official sand export data.1

They were denied bail on 3 October 2017, and they have been held in Contact

Contact Information

Formore information,please contactCCHR’sProtectingFundamentalFreedomsCoordinatorMs. Ramana Sorn via telephone at +855 (0) 17 655 591 or email at [email protected]. 1 Sen David, ‘Mother Nature activists detained’, Khmer Times, (13 September 2017),;See also: Sen David, ‘Nature activists charged’, Khmer Times, (14 September 2017), For more information,see: Joint Press Release, ‘CSO’sCall for ImmediateRelease of Mother Nature CambodiaActivists Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy’, (14 November 2017) available at: Nature-Cambodia-Activists-Hun-Vannak-and-Doem-Kundy&url=media/media.php&p=press_detail.php&prid=676&id=5