Social Issues
Mr. Uon Chhin, formerly a videographer, and Mr. Yeang Sothearin, a former news editor. Image: Hout Vuthy

Former RFA Reporters Deny Spying Charges in Court

Two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters on trial for espionage denied accusations in court on Friday that they had spied on behalf of a foreign state, while acknowledging that they had sent news reports to the U.S.-funded outlet after its Phnom Penh office closed.

MOB VIOLENCE

Lack of Trust in Courts, ‘Witchcraft’ Claims Help Fuel Mob Violence: UN Report

UPDATED 7:20 p.m. — A lack of trust in the police and courts, scapegoating of “sorcerers” for social and physical ills, and a firm belief that violent actions were justified were among the reasons perpetrators of “popular justice” attacks in Cambodia took the law into their own hands, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.