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Norwegian Tight-Lipped on How He Came Across Relics

A Norwegian businessman who Tuesday returned a pair of Khmer artifacts to the Cambodian government was taciturn about how he came to acquire the objects, saying only that he had come to realize that “they belong to the Cambodian people.”

International Organization Condemns ‘Harassment’ of Rights Worker

The Geneva-based Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has appealed to the public to urge Cambodian authorities to end their “judicial harassment” of prominent human rights advocate Ny Chakrya, who stands charged with public defamation and attempting to coerce court officials.

Community Petitions for Release of Sisters Jailed in Sex-Slave Case

A lawyer for two sisters charged with enslaving and prostituting their 13-year-old niece yesterday submitted a petition thumb-printed by 144 members of their community to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court demanding that the pair be released.