Demonstrator files complaint over guard’s use of violence

The wife of a former council member of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on September 25 filed a lawsuit against a district security guard who hurled her to the ground during a protest calling for the release of her jailed husband.

Constitution Day marked by praise and criticism

The government on September 23 marked Constitution Day by touting the charter as a foundation of peace and stability, while civil society groups said basic rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution were not being upheld.

Ratanakkiri court questions environmental activist

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court questioned an environmental activist on September 22 over a lawsuit he filed against six local officials and 10 villagers for intimidation, using intentional violence, and issuing death threats against him.

Ministry refuses petition as 1,000 protest over land disputes

Officials at the Land Management Ministry declined to accept a petition from nearly 1,000 protesters who had gathered outside the building on September 21to demand a resolution to their long-running land disputes in several provinces.

UN concerned over investigation into Thai activist’s abduction

A group of United Nations experts expressed concern in a letter to the Cambodian government over a lack of progress in the investigation into the disappearance of a Thai pro-democracy activist living in exile in Phnom Penh who was allegedly abducted on June 4.