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March 27, 2013
by John Vink
The hopes were high and the anger was intense with the Boeung Kak Lake community members this morning at the Supreme Court when they heard that Yorm Bopha, a very vocal activist involved in a lingering land issue (see
) and accused of having assaulted a tuktuk driver, was yet again denied bail. Yorm Bopha was designated as a
Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International
Meanwhile, that same morning, the former Governor of Bavet walks free after the Appeals Court dropped the charges against him. Chhouk Bandith wounded three garment factory workers with gunshots during a strike.
This is a follow-up post on the '
Quest for Land
' story which is available as an iApp on iTunes.