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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Boeung Kak Lake: A scene of immense suffering in front of the Court of Phnom Pen


Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Mu Sochua

A scene of immense suffering in front of the Court of Phnom Penh. The victims of Boeung Kak lake land concession to a senator of the ruling party cry out for justice. Six have been summoned by the court for defamation, threat and insult. Threat carries a sentence of 6months to 1 year.

I spoke to them the previous day. They are determined to fight till the very end.

I shared with them my 15 months fight with the Cambodian justice system.

They know what is awaiting them but what else is left but to face the Court.

The show of force and courage of the people in front of the Court of Phnom Penh was too much pressure for the prosecutor. The questioning by the Court had to be postponed. The people vowed to return in bigger number.

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