Monday February 17, 2014, the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) and Boeung Kak Lake Community held a ceremony and forum on the role of monks and intellectuals in politics. The forum was moderated by IMNSJ’s But Bunthen, with speakers Yeng Virak (Director of CLEC), Tep Vanny (land activist), Kem Ley (Researcher for CCHR), Venerable Khem Sam Oeun and Tep Teav.
On February 11, 2014, the Phnom Penh Appeal Court denied bail to 21 workers and activists who have been detained at CC3 Prison in Kampong Cham since their arrest during the violent crackdown on worker protests in January. While the men were not present for the hearing, a group of supporters rallied outside the court to call for their release.
Phnom Penh – 07/02/1014: Around a hundred of people from civil socities, unions, communities and monks gathered this morning at Preh Ang Dong Ka in front of Royal Palce to pray for the 23 detainees to be released at the bail hearing on 11th, Feburary next week.
07/02/2014: The villagers are still in the road on this third day, even the Chinese person with a few armed soldiers came and took pictures this morning at around 08:00. They returned without any crackdown or saying anything. Villagers have built tens on the road for staying Longer. Till now, there is no authorities nor
05-06/02/2014Acess to Justice/AJP & ILO teams consulted with indigenous community members and members of ICs Committee of O Rana and Srae Lvi village, Keo Seima in Modulkiri province. Sek Sophorn is a lawyer, representing the community to file lawsuit at first instance court of Mondol Kiri Province/
About 30 villagers protest at the gateway to Union Development Company for the respect of their rights to their lands, asking for the on site development and the stop of damaging their property to intimidate them from continuing living on their lands. Phum Peam Kay, Khum Koh Sdach, Srok Kirisakor of Koh Kong on 5 Feb 2014 at 04:15 p.m.