Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today I learned of Socheat, a brave young woman of 22 who faces court
tomorrow. Her crime: pulling a police officer off another community
member and protecting her from a serious beating. As a result Socheat
was beaten and charged. She faces 8 months in prison. But is willing
to do so. What a champion for peace, nonviolence and her community!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Municipality cancels meeting with Dey Krahom

PP municipality, PM cabinet & 7NG have postponed today's mting with DK reps. UN calling/writing to PM cabinet, UK embassy calling PP Deputy Governor and LICADHO calling PP governor to encourage decision to set new date/time for mting with DK.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dey Krahom

As a result of today's event by DK villagers at the PM's house, Rithy, an officer of the PM's cabinet has organized a meeting for Dey Krahom people at 7NG with Phnom Penh muncipality representatives, Pal Chandara, Lem Keanser & 7NG company representatives on Tuesday morning at 7NG office. From colleagues of Licadho.

Dey Krahom

DK villagers heading to Prime Minister's house tomorrow AM to submit petition incl details of damages during eviction. DK appeals for observers/monitors to join them at PM's house at 8 AM. All media welcome.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Group 78 representatives hold news conference demanding land titles

PHNOM PENH Feb 5. This morning community representatives from the Group 78 community held a press conference highlighting their rising concern over the lack of information recieved from the government of Cambodia regarding plans for their community. Displayed in English and Khmer a letter requesting land titles for the residents of Group 78.

In attendance were community members, members of the Cambodian and foreign press, the UN, Mu Sochua of the Sam Rainsy party, local and
international NGO's. About 60 people were present. For photographs of the event go to