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(27-August-2015 / PPP)

Factory sequestering unionists from others Eight union representatives at a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town say they are being illegally detained by security guards in a separate room at work each day after leading recent protests.

Choeun Sinoeun, a representative for the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) said that he and seven others, including a pregnant woman, have been locked in the room within the factory every day this week, supposedly to clean it.

(27-August-2015 / PPP)

Defence teams walk out on proceedings Both Khieu Samphan's and Nuon Chea’s defence counsels walked out of proceedings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday midway through the prosecution’s document presentations following an overruled objection from Victor Koppe, Nuon Chea’s defender.

Koppe’s objection concerned the use of “written records of interviews” (WRIs), particularly in regard to whether the subject of those interviews, typically a witness, is dead or alive. Koppe challenged the reliability of WRIs, arguing that their use as documentary evidence is inappropriate.

(27-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Compensation Offered in Kandal Gang Rape Case The families of three men who are on the run after allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old girl last week have offered to pay the girl’s family $6,000 if they agree to retract the complaint against them, her aunt said Wednesday, but police said the case must still be sent to court.

(27-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Defense Teams ‘Boycott’ Khmer Rouge Tribunal Proceedings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal were halted Wednesday morning after defense teams for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan walked out of the courtroom, with one lawyer calling the documentary hearing that was underway a “farce.”

(27-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Police Apprehend Alleged Child Rapist at Mondolkiri Plantation Police in Mondolkiri province arrested a 32-year-old plantation worker on Tuesday evening, a day after he allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in the forest, officials said Wednesday

(27-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

With Maps, Border Tension Defused—for Now At the height of the CNRP’s campaign to draw attention to illegal Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia, the opposition party in June shifted its offensive toward an old claim—that the government has been complicit in planting border markers well inside Cambodian territory.

(26-August-2015 / PPP)

Activist gets day in court The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried an opposition activist for allegedly driving his tuk-tuk into a barricade and beating security guards during a protest that turned violent outside the prime minister’s house in the capital.

Ouk Pich Samnang – one of 11 opposition activists last month convicted of insurrection over a violent protest at Freedom Park last July – yesterday faced four more charges, later reduced to two, related to the separate rally on October 20.

(26-August-2015 / PPP)

Alleged traffickers tried as more brides return Five suspected human traffickers were tried yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for allegedly attempting to send five Cambodian women and two minors to China for marriage.

Presiding judge Svay Tong said the suspects, Chinese nationals Wang Houguo and Li Xiging, and Cambodians Chhun Lida, Sok Khim and Duoy Sam Oun, had been charged with “the attempted act of selling, buying or exchanging a person” and “producing fake documents”.

(26-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

After Factory Fire, Workers Agree to Deal After a fire burned through the Xing High Feng garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday night, the four unions representing more than 400 workers there agreed Tuesday to give the factory two months to rebuild and to receive $30 each in the meantime.

(26-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Court Drops Rape Case Against British Man The Kampot Provincial Court has decided to drop the case against a British man who was arrested at a guesthouse in Toek Chhou district on Sunday for allegedly raping a British woman the night before, a court official said Tuesday.