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Cambodia: Stop the use of excessive force against peaceful land activists

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Stop the use of excessive force against peaceful land activists 02 February 2012 Cambodian authorities must stop the use of excessive force against peaceful land and housing activists, Amnesty International said today, after police violently dispersed a group of around 150 women protesting forced evictions in the capital Phnom Penh. Police yesterday beat and arrested several of the women, who were peacefully protesting against last month’s forced eviction of the Borei Keila community and the effects of past evictions at the capital’s Boeung Kak Lake. “Communities…

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