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Cambodia: Release peaceful protesters detained over forced eviction

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Release peaceful protesters after forced eviction 12 January 2012 The Cambodian authorities must immediately release 24 women and six children detained yesterday while peacefully protesting their forced eviction.The group of 30 were arrested while protesting last week’s violent forced eviction of some 300 families from the poor Borei Keila neighbourhood of Phnom Penh.  “These people never should have been arrested in the first place,” said Donna Guest, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Asia-Pacific.  “The women and children are some…

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