Posts Tagged “eviction”

Boeung Kak visit the new Phnom Penh Governor

Boeung Kak and Borei Keila residents gathered in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality to ask for a resolution to the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Protesters also used the occasion to protest the imprisonment of fellow community member Yorm Bopha, who was arrested and imprisoned in early Sept 2012. At around 2pm […]

Sesan River Dam

Construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Stung Treng province will begin in 2014 and the government will spend next year relocating some 5,000 people from villages that are located in the dam’s future reservoir area, but neither a start date for construction nor details of compensation for those to be affected has been […]

Prayers to Lady Penh

Tired and bruised from the last two days of protesting in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal court, this morning Boeung Kak residents and other communities gathered at Boeung Kak before rushing out of the community and heading for Wat Phnom. Police attempted to stop them but the community members were too quick. Stopping off […]

Trials and Verdicts

On the 26 of Dec. (Boxing day), Yorm Bopha and Tim Sokmony stood trial. Having already spent more than 100 days in pre-trial detention, their arrest is widely regarded by Human Rights organisations and fellow community members as being politically motivated, due to the fact that the women are prominent land activists. Amnesty International have […]

Human Rights Day in Cambodia

On Human Rights day (10 Dec. 2012) in approximately nine different locations around Phnom Penh civil societies, civil workers & communities gathered for International Human Rights Day. Boeung Kak community members were one of them; attempting to reach the Council of Ministers to deliver a petition they were blocked on several occasions by mixed police […]