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IOM Raising Funds to Return Rescued Fishermen

The intergovernmental body organizing the return of 58 Cambodian fishermen rescued from slavery in Indonesia is raising money to pay for the fishermen’s travel because the Cambodian government is not offering any funds for their repatriation.

April 24, 2015

Appeal Court Delays Decision on Doroshenko’s Bail Request

Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko, who was jailed in March on fraud charges relating to a dispute with his former investment partner, Sergei Polonsky, will on Monday receive a decision from the Appeal Court about his latest request to be freed on bail.

April 24, 2015

Mam Sonando to Form Party to Stand in Election

Mam Sonando, the owner of Beehive Radio, said Wednesday that he would revive his long-dormant political party, the Beehive Democratic Society Party, to stand in the next national election after becoming disenchanted with the opposition CNRP.

April 23, 2015

Two More Test Positive for HIV in Roka Commune

Two more people have tested positive for HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune this month, bringing the total number infected to 272 since an outbreak of the virus was first detected in December, a health official said Wednesday.

April 23, 2015

Judge Questions 10 Dissident Group Members

Ten jailed members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, an advocacy group that vocally opposes the ruling CPP, were questioned at the Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh on Tuesday over their bid to secure bail.

April 22, 2015

Municipal Court Delays Trial of 11 CNRP Figures

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday delayed the trial of 11 CNRP activists facing harsh sentences for protest-related charges, but did not explain the delay or set a new trial date.

April 21, 2015

Briton Gets 8 Years for Sexually Abusing Girls

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday convicted a British national of purchasing child prostitution and committing indecent acts against minors, sentencing him to eight years in prison and ordering him to pay a total of $5,000 in fines and compensation.

April 21, 2015

18 Activists to Be Released Monday, Lawyer Says

Following negotiations between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy, the country’s courts are preparing to release 18 activists who have been imprisoned over the past year on protest-related charges and convictions, a lawyer for the CNRP said Friday.

April 11, 2015

Commission Grills Health Minister Over Claims of Corruption

Health Minister Mam Bunheng was questioned Friday by the National Assembly’s anti-corruption commission over numerous complaints made against the ministry for alleged corruption, as opposition lawmaker and head of the commission Ho Vann called for safeguards to protect whistle-blowers.

April 11, 2015

CNRP Negotiates Release of Activists, Lawyer Says

A lawyer and lawmaker for the CNRP said Friday that the opposition party has negotiated the release of 10 land activists imprisoned over protests in November, and for the courts to hold a bail hearing next week for three monks and six CNRP figures also imprisoned over protests last year.

April 10, 2015
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