Rong Chhun’s lawyer appeals conviction and sentencing of unionist

A man drives a motorcycle past the Appeal Court of Phnom Penh, August 26, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The lawyer for union leader Rong Chhun and two other activists filed an appeal on Wednesday against Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s conviction on incitement charges. In a separate case, the lawyer for jailed activists with the environmental NGO Mother Nature filed an appeal to the Supreme Court the same day the Appeal Court denied them bail.

Three convicted Mother Nature activists handed an additional plotting charge

Mother Nature activists arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for a hearing earlier this year, Picture taken on March 31, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Three environmental activists convicted earlier this year on incitement charges related to a planned protest have been handed a new charge of ‘plotting’ by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in connection with an ongoing case against four other activists.

Mother Nature founder remains banned from Cambodia despite court summons

Mother Nature founder Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson was summoned by the Phnom Penh municipal court to attend his trial despite still being banned from entering Cambodia.

Civil society groups have expressed concern over the fairness of the upcoming trial against environmental group Mother Nature founder Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson on incitement charges, who remains banned from entering the country despite being named in a court summons.

Mother Nature activists found guilty, jailed for planning one-woman march

Mother Nature activists Phuon Keoreaksmey and Long Kunthea leave Phnom Penh Municipal Court after their verdicts, May 5, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Five environmental activists were sentenced to up to 20 months prison on incitement charges by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday, over plans for a one-woman march to raise awareness of the impact of filling in lakes for development in the capital. Mother Nature co-founder Alex Gonzalez-Davidson and activist Thon Ratha were sentenced to […]

Their trial finished, Mother Nature activists await sentence in incitement case

Environmental activists from advocacy group Mother Nature arrive at Phnom Penh Municipal Court for their hearing, April 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

On Thursday, a Phnom Penh court officially concluded the trial of three environmental activists charged last year with incitement after protesting the filling of Boeng Tamok lake.