Koh Kong

Protesters March in Cambodia to Demand Environmental Activists' Release

Date of Release: 
Aug 31 2015

About 80 protesters marched in Cambodia’s southwestern Koh Kong province on Monday to demand the release of three activists detained earlier this month for interfering with sand-dredging operations blamed for local pollution and riverbank collapse, sources said.

The protesters marched carrying banners along city streets to the provincial court, demanding that the court release the three and drop all charges against them, rights activist In Kongchit told RFA’s Khmer Service on Aug. 31.


Protestors Rally Against Jailing of Environmental Activists

Date of Release: 
Aug 19 2015

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – More than 50 people from Srae Ambel district protested in front of the Koh Kong provincial prison yesterday demanding the release of three environmental activists who were arrested on Monday after threatening to set Vietnamese sand-dredging boats aflame in a local estuary.

The protesters said they would stay in front of the prison until the activists, members of environmental NGO Mother Nature, were released.

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