Cambodia: Women human rights defenders sent to jail

Cambodia: Women human rights defenders sent to jail

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Index Number: ASA 23/007/2012
Date Published: 25 May 2012
Categories: Cambodia

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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