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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

The Supreme Court denied bail to prisoner of conscience Yorm Bopha convicted in 2012 of intentional violence, sentenced to three years in prison and fined US$7,500. Human rights monitors believe Bopha has been targeted for her activism.

 

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Demonstrators at a peaceful demonstration in support of Yorm Bopha outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

Demonstrators at a peaceful demonstration in support of Yorm Bopha outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

 

Demonstrators at a peaceful demonstration in support of Yorm Bopha outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

Demonstrators at a peaceful demonstration in support of Yorm Bopha outside the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

 

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha and son wait for the court's decision. Bopha has been imprisoned since September 2012. ©Erika Pineros

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha and son wait for the court’s decision. Bopha has been imprisoned since September 2012. ©Erika Pineros

 

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha and son wait for the court's decision. Bopha has been imprisoned since September 2012. ©Erika Pineros

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha and son wait for the court’s decision. Bopha has been imprisoned since September 2012. ©Erika Pineros

 

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha shouts 'struggle' to her supporters at the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha shouts ‘struggle’ to her supporters at the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ©Erika Pineros

 

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha shouts 'struggle, struggle' as she leaves the Supreme Court after begin denied bail. ©Erika Pineros

Land rights activist Yorm Bopha shouts ‘struggle, struggle’ as she leaves the Supreme Court after begin denied bail. ©Erika Pineros

 

Bopha's supporters burn the scale of justice, symbolically used during demonstrations, after finding out Bopha's bail was denied by the Supreme Court. ©Erika Pineros

Bopha’s supporters burn the scale of justice, symbolically used during demonstrations, after finding out Bopha’s bail was denied by the Supreme Court. ©Erika Pineros

 

Supporters protest the court's decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

Supporters protest the court’s decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

 

Supporters protest the court's decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

Supporters protest the court’s decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

 

Supporters protest the court's decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

Supporters protest the court’s decision to deny bail to land rights activist Yorm Bopha. ©Erika Pineros

 

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