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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

In another effort to get their cases heard, Human & Land Rights activists gathered in from of the National Assembly to dance the popular song Gangnam Style, and deliver a petition of over 11,000 signatures collected on t-shirts and kromas.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Despite efforts of the international community, the intervention of the UN and even the mention of his case by US president Obama during his visit to Cambodia; Mam Sonando, the owner of Beehive Radio and director of the Association of Democrats, was denied bail at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh today.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

This past year has probably been one of the toughest for Human Rights defenders in Cambodia. The country has seen a dramatic increase on HR abuses counting amongst others, a high number of violent forced evictions and protests, and the growing prosecution of human rights activists across the country.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

2012 has probably been one of the toughest years for Human Rights defenders in Cambodia. The country has seen a dramatic increase on HR abuses counting amongst others, a high number of violent forced evictions and protests, and the growing prosecution of human rights activists across the country.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

For the second consecutive day, Boeung Kak, Borei Keila and Thmar Kaul residents met up from early hours of the morning to once again, welcome president Obama and ask for his help on their land grabbing related cases.

Demonstrators waited patiently for long hours under the sun for Obama’s plane to arrive at 5:30pm. They drew large SOS messages on the sand, and decorated them with leaves, branches, candles and incense. At the plane’s sight, villagers ran displaying their sign boards, releasing balloons carrying human rights messages and waving American and Cambodian flags in the air, hoping their message will be seen from the air.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Facing the Ministry of Councils – where the ASEAN Summit takes place – and with giant banners and loudspeakers, over a hundred residents from various eviction-threatened communities from Phnom Pehn, gathered at the sand dunes of what is left of Boeung Kak lake to send a second SOS message to president Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Over three days, hundreds of people from the ASEAN region joined in Phnom Penh for the 1st ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly (AGPA) to find a space to discuss solutions to human rights issues in the area, with the aim to deliver their suggestions to the ASEAN leaders during the summit.

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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Despite the continuous pressure by the communities and NGOs, the Cambodian judicial system has done it again. After over two months under unjustified pre-trial detention, Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony  were denied bail at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh yesterday.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

After four consecutive days of patient waiting and unreserved support for Mam Sonando, the 71 year-old journalist and owner of Beehive Radio Station, demonstrators still did not get a resolution to the case.
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Supporters of Mam Sonando, the 71 year-old journalist and owner of Beehive Radio Station, continue to show their support.
On their third day, despite weather conditions, villagers patiently waited until late in the afternoon for the court’s decision. Instead, the hearing was extended one more day.

See also Day 1, Day 2 & Day 4
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