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Activists’ Day Off…

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Like last Sunday, family members, activists, monks, sympathisers and observers gathered yet again at Prey Sar prison in support of 17 activists and monks who were arrested two weeks ago and were promptly condemned to 1 year imprisonment. Attendance was bigger than last time. Balloons were released, prayers said, authorities cursed, tears flowed (CNRP member […]

‘Hun Sen’s Cambodia’ Launched

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Journalists shouldn’t be in the spotlight. It’s not their function. But there are exceptions. Like when one of them fills a big void and writes a well written and well documented book giving a comprehensive overview of post 1979 Cambodia. You’ll never get closer to untangling the strings of power. It’s in Sebastan Strangio’s book […]

Garnering Support…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Some 150 to 200 citizens, buddhist monks, activists and observers, headed by Venerables Luon Sovath and Sim Sovandy, went on the Grand Embassy Tour to garner foreign support for those who were arrested last week and swiftly condemned to 1 year in jail, as well as requesting an official foreign presence at Venerable Luon Sovath’s […]

Then There Were Two…

Monday, November 17th, 2014

About 200 workers from Yakjin garment factory showed up knocking on pots and pans in front of the National Assembly to protest temporary layoffs because of a slowdown in orders from customers. The factory was the scene of a violent repression by the Special Command Unit 911 during a strike back in last January which […]

Balloons, Flowers and Barbed Wire…

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Some 200 people, ordinary citizens, buddhist monks, activists and relatives gathered at the gates of Prey Sar prison in solidarity with -and to plead for the liberation of- those who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in prison with an unusual speed in the past week for rather questionable reasons, ranging from obstructing traffic […]

Despite the Obstacles…

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Despite the obstacles laid out by the authorities at the exit of Wat Samaky Reangsey and Boeung Kak lake, some 800 people showed up at the National assembly to protest a wave of arrests among the activist monks and the land rights activists. Edited at 12:50… That’ll be 200 demonstrators instead of 800. 800 were […]

Stuck In The Wat

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The community which was evicted from Choam Ksan district in Preah Vihear and who is hosted by the buddhist monks at Wat Samaky Reangsey since nearly two months were denied a march towards the National Assembly by police forces this morning. Two monks who wanted to join them yesterday were arrested for transporting poles with […]

Filling the Prisons…

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Two more arrests today… Khet Vannak and Thach Sang, buddhist monks from the Stung Meanchey pagoda, were detained by police forces who were preventing evicted villagers who are staying at Wat Samaky Reangsey to march to the National Assembly. With 4 arrests yesterday (see HERE), and CNRP member Meach Sovannara plus the 7 land rights […]