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Mentally Ill Lack Support in Prison

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

At the age of 18, Lim Visal was chained to a post by his parents, who were anxious about his undiagnosed schizophrenia and too poor to refer to refer him to a hospital.

NGOs Want Charges Dropped

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Charges brought against opposition members for their alleged role in inciting violence against district security guards during a protest at Freedom Park last month were politically motivated and should be dropped, civil society leaders said yesterday.

Courtroom for Boy, 15, Over Death

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The Kampong Cham Provincial Court has charged a 15-year-old with the rape and murder of his four-year-old neighbor.

Citizens Taking News Into Their Own Hands

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

More than 80 reporters and citizen journalists from across 23 provinces met in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss how citizen journalists can circumvent government-dominated media in Cambodia by writing and sharing information on human rights and other issues.

Land at Risk Families in Kratie Wary Over Moves

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Kratie town and provincial administrators met with representatives of families living alongside Kratie Town Hall yesterday after receiving a petition expressing villagers’ concern that the town hall planned to expand its premises onto their land.

Two orphanages shut

(21-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Two orphanages in Phnom Penh have been shuttered by the city’s social affairs department following complaints from children in their care.

After four years, Water Festival set to return

(20-August-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Cambodia's Water Festival is to return to the capital this year for the first time since 2010, when a stampede on a bridge packed with revellers killed more than 350 people.

Asian Labor Groups Join Forces on Wage Claims

(20-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 1; Page 1-2)

Labor leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia’s $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for their higher wages: They had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries.

NGO Says Legal Action Over Land Disputes on the Rise

(20-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 1; Page 15)

The number of people charged in land disputes across the country so far this year has already surpassed the number of charges in all of 2013 in what rights group Adhoc yesterday called an “alarming” increase in legal action against those wrapped up in land-related dispute.

Protesters Say Foreign Minister Condoned Flag Burning

(20-August-2014 / The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 59; Issue 1; Page 15)

A leader of recent protests against inflammatory remarks by a Vietnamese Embassy spokesman said Foreign Minister Hor Namhong yesterday condoned the burning of a Vietnamese flag in front of the embassy last week.

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