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Cambodia: Free two women campaigning against forced evictions

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Free two women campaigning against forced evictions 19 December 2012 Two women human rights defenders facing lengthy prison sentences in Cambodia on trumped-up charges must be freed immediately, Amnesty International said today. Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony are to go on trial at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on 26 December, and face between six months and five years in jail if found guilty. Bopha is accused of assaulting a suspected thief, and Sakmony with making a “false declaration” to obtain accommodation for her disabled son. Both were arrested in early September…

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