The Supreme Court called for a retrial for three indigenous Bunong women who were convicted of removing fence posts on purportedly private property while trying to protect ancestral lands.
The Supreme Court granted bail to Kampong Chhnang land activist Tuon Seng, who was jailed in January on charges alleging destruction of property.
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh warned opposition leader Kem Sokha not to engage in any further political activities after the prosecution played a recorded conversation he held with supporters ahead of recent local elections, the latest wrinkle in his trial that started more than two years ago on unsubstantiated charges of treason.
The Koh Kong Provincial Court placed seven Botum Sakor residents under court supervision for alleged incitement and occupying state land, after the group returned to land they used to live on before it was given to a sugar plantation.
The Ministry of Justice has recommended the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Court of Appeal and all provincial courts and prosecutor’s offices to expedite proceedings on money laundering cases.