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Supporters cry foul as veteran Cambodia rights activist gets 20 years | Reuters

(Reuters) – A Cambodian court jailed a 71-year-old radio broadcaster and land-rights campaigner for 20 years on Monday after finding him guilty of leading an anti-state rebellion, a verdict condemned by activists as the latest crackdown on human rights. Three judges in the Phnom Penh court convicted Sonando, who has joint Cambodian-French citizenship, and 13 others of inciting villagers in ...

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Cambodian police shoot dead leading anti-logging campaigner | guardian.co.uk

Environmental activist Chut Wutty reportedly shot dead at police checkpoint after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist, who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks, has been shot dead by police in a remote south-western province while guiding journalists to the scene of illegal logging. A Cambodian human rights organisation, Licadho, ...

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Journalist Seeking Truth About Khmer Rouge ‘Fears for His Life’ | RSN

One of Cambodia’s leading journalists and foremost researchers on the Khmer Rouge has told the Guardian he fears for his life after a two-year harassment campaign by state security forces he claims are attempting to prevent him from completing his latest film about the Killing Fields. Award-winning film-maker Thet Sambath – whose 2010 documentary about the Khmer Rouge, Enemies of ...

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ASIA: Indigenous groups – stateless and sick | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 9 February 2012 (IRIN) – The health of millions of indigenous people across Asia is at risk, experts say, as lack of recognition of their legal status hinders data collection, making their medical problems invisible in most national health surveys. Indigenous peoples – defined by the UN as people with ancestral ties to a geographical region who retain “distinct ...

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Decision looms for controversial Mekong dam | guardian.co.uk

The Mekong ministers responsible for southeast Asia’s “Mother River” are expected to pass judgment on Thursday on the most controversial dam ever proposed for the vast waterway. Laos hopes to built a 1,285 MW hydroelectric plant at Xayaburi that would supply Thailand with electricity and open the door to a host of other proposed dams on the Mekong. But until ...

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ASIA: Boosting cities’ food resilience | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a necessity,” said Mariko Sato, chief ...

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls for Thailand-Cambodia ceasefire | BBC News

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Cambodia and Thailand to declare a ceasefire, as border clashes continue for a third day. Mr Ban said the countries’ border dispute could not be resolved by military means and both sides needed to engage in “serious dialogue”. The fighting took place west of the disputed Preah Vihear temple, where deadly clashes ...

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World Vision responds as thousands displaced due Thai-Cambodia border conflict | World Vision via ReliefWeb

More than 30,000 villagers living near the borders of Thailand and Cambodia were affected when the fighting erupted around the Preah Vihear temple in Preah Vihear province. The exchange of fire started on the first week of February and lasted for four days. “World Vision is concerned about the affected families – especially the children and babies – who are ...

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