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Cambodia: Human rights defender Tep Vanny, assaulted by security forces during peaceful protest

Author: Front Line Defenders, Published on: 21 October 2013

During a peaceful protest…in Phnom Penh, human rights defender, Ms Tep Vanny, was assaulted by security forces…while they attempted to confiscate demonstrators' possessions…Tep Vanny is a land rights activist and human rights defender…in Cambodia. She played a prominent role in mobilising Boeung Kak Lake communities against government and private corporations' development plans and the evictions of community residents, for which she was eventually sentenced in 2012...

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