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.

In locked down areas, trials mostly suspended apart from pandemic-related cases

Motorists drive past the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, March 31, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court and Kandal Provincial Court have temporarily suspended nearly all hearings during the lockdown, except for those related to violations of the lockdown order and the controversial new COVID-19 law. But rights monitors warned that the backlog in cases could lead to excessive pre-trial detention for many defendants.

Border official refutes Rong Chhun’s land-loss claims at incitement trial

A Prisons Department vehicle brings Rong Chhun and other prisoners to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on February 17. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A government official denied allegations made by unionist Rong Chhun that farmers in Tbong Khmum province had lost agricultural land during border demarcation activities, as the trial of the union leader and two others resumed at a Phnom Penh court.

Senior CNRP leaders tried for alleged attack against government

Cambodian security forces block access to the Thai border checkpoint in Poipet, Banteay Meanchey, the day Sam Rainsy was expected to return. Supplied

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday began a trial against nine former senior leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on the charge of attempting to attack the government through an alleged coup d’etat in November 2019. Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, Eng Chhay Eang, Mu Sochua, Ou Chanrith, Ho Vann, Long Ry, Men […]