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Cambodia urged to drop charges against Boeung Kak Lake activists

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Drop charges against Boeung Kak Lake activists 29 November 2011 Cambodian authorities must drop politically-motivated charges against four women involved in peaceful protests about the situation at Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh, where almost 20,000 people have been forcibly evicted since 2008, Amnesty International said today.Bo Chhorvy, Heng Mom, Kong Chantha and community leader Tep Vanny  -- were charged with “obstructing public officials” and “insult” – crimes that carry hefty fines and prison sentences of up to one year. Police and security…

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