Saut Sok Prathna
Mr. Pov Saroath

For Shooting Victim, Incident Anything but ‘Resolved’

BATTAMBANG CITY — After being shot in the back five months ago in a violent crackdown by military police on a land-dispute protest, Pov Saroath is now deep in debt and faces a life without the use of his legs. For provincial authorities involved in the incident, at least, the situation has been labeled “completely resolved.”

Illegal Logging

NGOs Raise Concerns Over Illegal Logging

Illegal logging and timber trafficking are continuing with impunity as local administrators and government officials become complacent under the country’s single-party rule, two NGO officers said.

Khmer Krom Samakki Raingsey pagoda

Controversial Buddhist Pagoda Legalized After 22 Years

Wat Samakki Raingsey, a Buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh famous for offering shelter to land dispute victims visiting the city to protest their cases from around the country, has been formally legally recognized 22 years after its founding.

Tith Rorn

Police Deny Ignoring Death of Opposition Activist

Kampong Cham province police have denied ignoring the death in custody of Tith Rorn, a former election observer and son of a local opposition party official, whose battered body was returned to his family three days after his arrest in April.

CNRP Officers from Battambong

‘Intimidation’ Behind Court Dates for 23 CNRP Officials

More than 20 activists and officials linked to the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in Battambang province have now been summoned for questioning by prosecutors, causing concerns about judicial intimidation.

Death in Detention Sparks Suspicions of Foul Play

Rights groups have called for an independent investigation into the death of a Kompong Cham inmate who died just three days after his arrest and whose body was returned to his family covered in bruises and with an apparent broken neck.