Cambodia: 13 women convicted for their part in a peaceful demonstration

Release of Boeung Kak lake activists overshadowed by failure to achieve justice and further violence against peaceful demonstrators – IFEX, July 10, 2012
…While the immediate result of the verdict is to be welcomed, injustice prevails for as long as the convictions against these women remain. Of equal concern is the fact that, earlier in the day, authorities beat at least three people – including an 11 year old girl and a 14 year old boy – who had come to take part in a demonstration near the court in support of the thirteen activists. The third person – 25 year old Pov Sreysross who is a sister of one of the thirteen – is said to have suffered a miscarriage as a result of having been kicked in the abdomen by a member of the security forces…

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