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(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Activists Launch Smartphone Apps to Protect Women Three free smartphone applications designed by Cambodian women to help reduce gender-based violence in the country were launched by The Asia Foundation on Monday.

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Two Women Arrested for Selling Baby Anti-human trafficking police arrested a woman in Phnom Penh on Sunday for selling her 11-month-old baby to a wealthy couple without her husband’s knowledge, while another woman was apprehended for helping broker the deal, an official said Monday.

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Gov’t and NGOs Join to Settle Land Dispute Environment Minister Say Sam Al and a group of NGOs on Monday agreed to cooperate to resolve a years long dispute between hundreds of families in Koh Kong province and a Chinese company they accuse of stealing their land.

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Hun Sen Thanks UN for Maps; Opposition CNRP Not Satisfied Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked the U.N. on Sunday for providing maps that he said prove that the government had upheld the law in its work demarcating the country’s border with Vietnam.

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Rector Says Student Was Warned Against Activism After a Khemerak University student was jailed in Phnom Penh on Saturday over a social media post calling for a “color revolution” in Cambodia, the school’s director Monday claimed that politics had “poisoned” students at his institution.

(25-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Factory Worker Gets Life for Fatal Acid Attack A 40-year-old garment worker was sentenced to life in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for killing a 20-year-old woman by dousing her with acid after she learned her husband had been having an affair with the victim.

(24-August-2015 / The Malay Mail Online)

PHNOM PENH, Aug 24 — Cambodian authorities have charged a student with incitement to commit a crime over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "colour revolution" in the country, a right groups said today.

Kong Raiya, 25, an anti-government activist, was arrested on Thursday outside a university in Phnom Penh, Am Sam Ath of local rights group Licadho told AFP.

(24-August-2015 / ccimcambodia)

Recent crackdowns on online free expression by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), including Friday’s arrest of student Kong Raiya, create a disturbing outlook for the future of Internet freedom in Cambodia. The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) urges the RGC to take immediate and decisive actions to end Internet censorship and protect human rights online.

“The recent arrest of Mr. Raiya reaffirms a pattern of increasing government restrictions of online freedom of expression,” said CCIM Executive Director Pa Nguon Teang. “The Internet, once Cambodia’s last open and free medium for press freedom and free expression, is now becoming increasingly restrictive and subject to the government controls that have for so long limited the country’s mainstream media.”

(24-August-2015 / iafrica)

A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a garment factory worker to life in prison for killing another woman in an acid attack motivated by jealous rage over an alleged love affair.

Sroeun Nann was arrested in March after splashing the acid on Meas Vanny, a female security guard.

Meas Vanny, 20, suffered severe burns to her face and body in the attack and died two weeks later at a hospital.

During her trial, Sroeun Nann, 40, confessed to the attack because she was "angry that the woman had a love affair with her husband."

Nou Veasna, presiding judge at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, jailed Sroeun Nann for life for "intentional killing (Meas Vanny) with acid".

(24-August-2015 / Turkish Weekly)

Three new apps launched in Cambodia on Monday aim to combat violence against women by providing information of support services and networks to help at-risk women, as well as tools to let their families know when they feel unsafe.

The apps have been designed by women’s rights blogger Sum Dany, gender rights advocate Phat Sreytouch and Bunn Rachana, who focuses on the safety of women in urban areas.