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(30-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The husband of a woman attacked with acid at a market in Takeo province in November plans to file complaints Monday with the Supreme Council of the Magistracy and the Anti-Corruption Unit, claiming local court officials are to blame for a lack of action in the case.

(30-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, is expected to meet with human rights groups in Phnom Penh on Monday during the first stop on a five-nation Asia tour that will focus on human rights, trade and security cooperation.

(29-March-2015 / TheAustralian)

Now the vast expanse lies bare and dry, levelled by bulldozers and set to become yet another rubber tree plantation. It is a picture seen across the country as local and foreign corporations are granted land concessions by the Cambodian Government, leading to disputes affecting some 500,000 people. Australians are helping to combat the so-called land grabbing through a program teaching locals to fight back.

(29-March-2015 / SBS)

Mid-ranking regime cadre Ao An, believed to be 79 and better known as Ta An, is alleged to have carried out crimes at an execution site and in two security centres during the regime's brutal rule in the 1970s. He appeared before tribunal judge Mark Harmon in northwestern Battambang province on Friday to hear the charges but was not arrested, court spokesman Lars Olsen told AFP. "The charged person is presumed innocent until proven guilty through a final judgement," Olsen said. A decision on whether or not An's case will be sent to trial is not expected before next year, he added. The news will not be welcomed by Cambodia's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen - himself a former Khmer Rouge cadre - who spoke out earlier this month against further prosecutions, warning they could ignite a civil war.

(28-March-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Despite strong government opposition, the UN-backed Khmer Rouge trial yesterday charged another former Khmer Rouge official in Case 004, with former deputy Central Zone secretary Ao An, better known as Ta An, appearing in person at the court to face allegations of crimes against humanity and premeditated murder.

(28-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Former Khmer Rouge official Ao An, better known by his alias “Ta An,” on Friday became the third mid-ranking cadre to be charged this month by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia over alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Pol Pot era.

(28-March-2015 / BDNEWS24)

The human rights groups is calling for 'supply chain transparency through public disclosure' that has countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia in the sights. “German clothing brands should promote respect for worker rights and safety by making their global supply chains transparent,” said Wenzel Michalski, Germany director at Human Rights Watch. “Adidas, a leading German brand, has been publicly disclosing its supplier list since 2007– demonstrating that transparency is both possible and desirable.”

(28-March-2015 / )

Cambodia added 1.16 million new internet subscribers in 2014, reaching a total 5.02 million internet users at 31 December. This represents an increase of 30 percent 3.86 million internet subscribers in December 2013, the Phnom Penh Post reports, citing data released by Telecom Regulator Cambodia (TRC). According to TRC chairman Mao Chakrya, it is difficult to determine the number of internet users, because each subscription usually has multiple users.

(28-March-2015 / Licadho Cambodia)

The trial of 11 members, officials, and supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has concluded for the day. The court denied another bail request for both Ouch Pich Samnang and Tep Narin, while concluding testimony of Ouern Narith and beginning testimony of Khin Chamreun. All defendants will reappear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court at 8 am on April 20.

(28-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Former Khmer Rouge official Ao An, better known by his alias “Ta An,” on Friday became the third mid-ranking cadre to be charged this month by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia over alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Pol Pot era. More than five years after investigations into the case began, International Co-Investigating Judge Mark Harmon charged Ta An with premeditated homicide and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts.