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Cambodia: Women human rights defenders sent to jail

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ASA 23/007/2012

Thirteen women representatives from the Boeung Kak Lake community in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, have been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after a summary trial. The women were arrested on 22 May during a peaceful protest to support 18 local families whose homes had been destroyed in forced evictions.

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