‘Burst’ of Land Disputes Sees Dozens of Cambodians Charged: Rights Group

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia, Published on: 8 May 2014

…Following a “burst” of new land disputes, 48 people were charged for their alleged roles in land disputes in the first quarter of 2014 alone and 12 among them were detained, compared to 100 people charged and 20 detained last year…Those affected by the disputes often face the loss of their homes or the forests they subsist on, as well as poor relocation packages…[Meanwhile, a] group of around 400 members of the Kouy indigenous ethnic minority filed complaints through the Preah Vihear provincial court against Chinese companies Rui Feng and Lan Feng, accusing the two of perpetrating crimes against humanity in a forced eviction…

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