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Loun Sovath whisked away…

Yet another very bad blow for the Human Rights record of Cambodia.

Venerable Loun Sovath, the infatigable Human Rights monitor, present on all the major land evictions the past years, was invited by fellow monks to accompany them while he was monitoring a demonstration by Boeung Kak Lake residents at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, supporting 13 fellows arrested on May 22nd. Against his will, he was then forcibly dragged into a white SUV by plainclothes and uniformed policemen an whisked away…

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/05/2012: Venerable LOUN Sovath, buddhist monk involved in monitoring land issues, being taken away by fellow monks and police during demonstration of Boeung Kak Lake residents supporting their 13 fellows arrested on May 22nd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/05/2012: Venerable LOUN Sovath, buddhist monk involved in monitoring land issues, being taken away by fellow monks and police during demonstration of Boeung Kak Lake residents supporting their 13 fellows arrested on May 22nd.

And a reminder: ‘Quest for Land‘, 11 years of land issues in Cambodia for the iPad is available on iTunes… Here is the Youtube teaser

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