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Three Clinics Closed, Four Arrested in B’bang

Five months after health workers first detected an outbreak of HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune, authorities on Wednesday shut down three unlicensed medical clinics in the province being operated by Chinese nationals, officials said.

May 28, 2015

Ex-Court Director’s Bodyguard Accused of Giving Judges Orders

The National Police said Tuesday that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has finished its investigation into the bodyguard of the court’s disgraced former director, Ang Mealaktei, accusing him of ordering around court officials on instructions from his ex-boss.

May 28, 2015

CNRP Activist Recounts Day of ‘Insurrection’ at Trial

A CNRP activist charged with using violence during the opposition party’s alleged insurrection attempt last year told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday that he had little recollection of the protest after being knocked on the head with a baton.

May 27, 2015

One Arrested, Three On Run After Prison Escape

Police arrested one escaped prisoner and are seeking three others after the group ran away from guards outside the Koh Kong provincial prison on Thursday, according to officials. Tes Salath, deputy provincial prison director, said Friday that the four—all yet to face trial over theft charges—fled from guards who had brought them outside the prison to clear grass.

May 23, 2015

Communities Unite Over Land Rows in Siem Reap

Hundreds of villagers involved in 10 separate land disputes in Siem Reap province came together on Friday to submit a petition to the provincial hall asking for swift action to resolve their cases, according to local rights group Licadho.

May 23, 2015

Foreign Minister Hits Back Over Border Dispute

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Thursday hit back at claims he is serving the Vietnamese government by siding with it—and not a group of Cambodian villagers—in a dispute over which country owns 16.6 hectares of land along the border of Tbong Khmum province.

May 22, 2015

UN Rebuked Over Letter on Draft NGO Law

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on Thursday took the U.N. to task over a recent letter four of its senior country officials wrote criticizing the government’s secretive drafting of a controversial NGO law, a day after the ministry called the U.S. ambassador’s remarks on the same issue “insolent.”

May 22, 2015

Adhoc Files Complaint Against Siem Reap Court

Rights group Adhoc on Wednesday filed complaints against a Siem Reap Provincial Court deputy prosecutor and an investigating judge over their role in jailing two men who protested against a community group that cleared land in their village.

May 21, 2015

Freedom Park Protesters Deny ‘Insurrection’

The trial of the 11 opposition activists charged with “joining an insurrection” for their presence at a July 15 protest demanding authorities reopen Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park continued in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday.

May 20, 2015
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