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(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Veng Sreng protesters' appeal rejected The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the convictions of 13 protesters from 2014’s deadly Veng Sreng Boulevard riots on charges ranging from incitement to intentional violence, a ruling slammed by a rights group for glossing over the role of security forces, who shot dead at least four and injured dozens that day.

(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Poipet vendors charged over riot Two Cambodian vendors on the Thai side of the Poipet border crossing were charged yesterday with the destruction of private property following a riot at a market on Wednesday, according to Poipet police chief Oum Sophal.

The incident began at about 10am at Long Keur market when a group of Thai officers began confiscating fake products, mostly perfume and belts, from Cambodian vendors.

(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Medical body seeks malpractice protections The Medical Council of Cambodia and the Ministry of Health are working on a draft law that would force malpractice complaints to go through the council before they make it to a courtroom, an MCC official said yesterday.

Keo Pech Sovann, head of the MCC’s Banteay Meanchey division, who on Tuesday attended the annual convention of the council – the medical equivalent of a bar association – said that attendees discussed the need for legislation to protect doctors against frivolous complaints.

(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Shots fired in Mondulkiri timber chase A former Mondulkiri provincial military police officer, Sou Marith, fired on authorities who had chased a car carrying timber to his home, but managed to make good his escape in the hours it took authorities to procure an arrest warrant, local authorities said.

It’s not Marith’s first run-in with the law over illegal timber.

(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Shots fired in Mondulkiri timber chase A former Mondulkiri provincial military police officer, Sou Marith, fired on authorities who had chased a car carrying timber to his home, but managed to make good his escape in the hours it took authorities to procure an arrest warrant, local authorities said.

It’s not Marith’s first run-in with the law over illegal timber.

(05-February-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Deported activist Gonzalez-Davidson ‘charged’ Environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, deported by immigration officials nearly a year ago, has been charged by the Koh Kong Provincial Court along with two co-founders of his NGO Mother Nature, according to the wife of one of the group’s three detained activists.

Tha Sophea, wife of jailed activist Sem Samnang, said yesterday that when she visited her husband at the provincial prison on January 30, he told her that Davidson along with monks Sok Chantra and Prom Dhammajat have been charged by the court as accomplices to the same alleged crime that resulted in the original arrests.

(05-February-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Two Cambodians Arrested for Attack on Thai Officials at Market Two Cambodian men were arrested late Wednesday for their alleged involvement in a melee at a Thai market in Sa Kaeo province earlier that day, during which hundreds of Cambodian market vendors reportedly attacked and injured officers from the Thai Department of Special Investigation and damaged cars belonging to the unit.

(05-February-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Gov’t Blames Garment Workers for Road Deaths Garment workers were involved in more than 4,300 separate traffic accidents as they traveled to and from their factories last year, leading to 60 fatalities, according to a report released by the government on Thursday.

(05-February-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Appeal Court Upholds Veng Sreng Riot Convictions The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld convictions of intentional violence and causing property dam- age against 13 unionists and workers who were arrested during a riot outside a Phnom Penh industrial park on January 3, 2014, at which military police shot dead at least five people.

The 13 were convicted by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in March, after what rights groups called a flawed trial, but were immediately set free on suspended jail sentences.

(04-February-2016 / Khmertimeskh)

A husband and wife were sentenced to two years in prison each by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for forcing 19 children – aged seven to 17 – to work in unhealthy and dangerous circumstances.

Chea Sady, 28, and his wife, Then Vanthai, 30, were convicted of violating Article 339 of the Penal Code, which makes it a felony to “subject a minor to working conditions harmful to children’s health and physical development.”