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Ups and Downs at trial…

The supporters from the Borei Keila (see here) and Boeung Kak Lake (see here and here) communities gathered again in front of the police barricade set up on the access road to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the second day (see the first day here on my Tumbl’r page) of the trial of Yorm Bopha (Tim Sakmony was found guilty for fraud but released last night as her sentence was suspended). Spirits went sky high when the news of Yorm Bopha’s release mistakenly reached the crowd.

One hour later word reached from the court that Yorm Bopha and her two brothers were found guilty of intentional violence on motorcycle drivers and will have to serve a prison sentence of three years and pay a total of 15,000$ to the plaintiffs. The two brothers were to be arrested.

This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which is available as an iApp on iTunes.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Yorm Bopha's mother and supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities, cheering during demonstration at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial, after mistakenly thinking she would be released.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Yorm Bopha’s mother and supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities, cheering during demonstration at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha’s trial, after mistakenly thinking she would be released.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities cheering during demonstration at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial, after mistakenly thinking she would be released.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities cheering during demonstration at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha’s trial, after mistakenly thinking she would be released.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Son of Yorm Bopha and supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities trying to get past the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial, after hearing she will be imprisoned fo 3 years.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Son of Yorm Bopha and supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities trying to get past the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha’s trial, after hearing she will be imprisoned fo 3 years.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Yorm Bopha's husband on the second day of wife's trial, after hearing she was found guilty and will be imprisoned for three years.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Yorm Bopha’s husband on the second day of wife’s trial, after hearing she was found guilty and will be imprisoned for three years.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Barriers and a shield 'captured' by supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities demonstrating at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial after hearing she is found guilty and will be imprisoned fo 3 years.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Barriers and a shield ‘captured’ by supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities demonstrating at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha’s trial after hearing she is found guilty and will be imprisoned fo 3 years.

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