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Seven CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist who were imprisoned last week for their alleged roles in a violent protest on June 15 were released on bail from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison at 4:45 p.m.

July 22, 2014

The opposition CNRP has agreed to take its 55 seats in the National Assembly in exchange for an overhaul of the electoral commission that it accuses of rigging last year’s national election in favor of the ruling CPP, according a joint statement issued by the parties after talks on Tuesday.

July 22, 2014

About 200 people from Ponhea Leu district protested outside the Kandal provincial court Monday as questioning began of residents summoned last month in an ongoing land dispute.

July 22, 2014

Behind the walls of the nondescript Hung Tak garment factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, more than 400 workers have been toiling in substandard conditions to cut and stitch clothing for some of the world’s biggest brands.

July 22, 2014

Three reporters and a publisher were arrested in two separate cases of attempted extortion in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces on Sunday after stopping vehicles suspected of carrying illegally logged timber, according to local authorities.

July 22, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case against a couple charged with sending about a dozen women to China, supposedly for well-paying jobs, and then having them sold on to men who raped them, the latest in a recent raft of cases involving women being abused in China.

July 22, 2014

Thousands of ethnic Khmer Krom monks and supporters marched through Phnom Penh on Monday, delivering petitions to six embassies with little interference before being met by barricades and riot police at their final destination —the Vietnamese Embassy.

July 22, 2014

With at least eight opposition officials facing controversial charges of “leading an insurrection,” opposition leader Sam Rainsy is set to meet face-to-face with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday morning for the first time since September in what he has described as “final talks” to end the political crisis.

July 22, 2014

A 36-year-old villager was arrested at his home in Kompong Chhnang province Monday on allegations of destroying public property and causing injuries during one of several recent clashes in a long-running land dispute between farmers and the powerfully connected KDC International.

July 22, 2014

Nine environmental activists on trial for the destruction of private property in Kompong Thom province denied allegations in court Monday that they ravaged a local farmer’s cassava field in 2011.

July 22, 2014
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