Nine people who were charged by the Kandal provincial court after protesting during an ongoing land dispute over a new airport in Kandal were released on bail on Monday evening. They face as much as five years behind bars if found guilty.
Two farmers charged under COVID law for Svay Rieng land protests released on bail as local families accept compensation
Two representatives of a farming community in Svay Rieng province who have been charged under the COVID-19 law were released on bail as more local families accept state compensation in a farmland dispute sparked by a canal restoration project.
Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court questioned four Lor Peang villagers over attempted murder accusation
Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court on Wednesday questioned four land activists over a complaint of attempted murder and intentional damage after the group allegedly used knives to damage fishing nets in Kampong Tralach district’s Taches commune when the plaintiff went fishing in a part of the lake they considered to be a protected site. The activists maintain part of the lake, Boeng Pur, is a protected site, though local authorities disagree.
At least two people affected by a new airport project in Kandal province were briefly detained for questioning by authorities on Wednesday after they visited their farmland, which is being cleared by airport developer OCIC. The arrest was made just a day after authorities blocked the road leading to the new Phnom Penh airport project in Kandal province on Tuesday.
Villagers who have been affected by a land dispute with the Ministry of National Defense in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have rejected a compensation offer by the government and vowed to continue their protest.