WASHINGTON D.C. — In Cambodia, the large-scale, unchecked exploitation of natural resources such as land, timber and minerals has long had heavy impacts on the environment, and has prompted environmental activists and affected communities to campaign against the companies involved.
Challenging well-connected business interests, however, carries great risk in Cambodia and activists who do have often been targeted by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
One of them is Hun Vannak, 36, a campaigner with environmental NGO Mother Nature Cambodia.
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