Legal Analysis of the Charging and Sentencing of Cambodian Land Rights Activist Yorm Bopha (Criminal Case Number 1560)

  • 02/06/2013
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On 27 December 2012, Yorm Bopha (the “Defendant”), land rights activist from the Boeng Kak area of Phnom Penh, was found guilty of “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under Article 218 of the Cambodian Criminal Code 2009 (the “Penal Code”) and was sentenced to three years in prison.