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Verdict 1

The verdict for the 3 accused by 7NG: 1,5 year in jail suspended, 5 years probation. The 3 have to pay 400000 (100$) Riel to company as compensation for damaged material. Vichet & Bun Theun have to give 1 million Riel (250$) to one allegedly injured 7NG employee and 200000 Riel (50$) to the driver of the damaged truck for minor injuries. No this is not a nightmare…

At the same time as the verdict was pronounced, some 30 evicted from Dey Krohom held a sit-in in front of the Municipality… The police showed up and then left… Came back later and dispersed the “crowd”…

4 Responses to “Verdict 1”

  1. […] Three human rights defenders have been given a suspended 1.5 year sentence, among other charges. John Vink has the latest. http://johnvink.com/news/2009/02/16/verdict-1/ […]

    Webbed Feet, Web Log » Blog Archive » Order in the Court - February 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

  2. John, is there no legal recourse for these people against their evictors, or is that beyond their financial means?

    Ian - February 17th, 2009 at 8:25 am

  3. I’m not 100% sure but I think their complaint filed by a lawyer was deemed not receivable…

    john vink - February 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

  4. that’s depressing John…even the fines seem entirety unjustifiable….just descouraging…..and the evicted remain, evicted….

    bobblack - February 17th, 2009 at 10:26 pm