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Cambodia Arrests 11 in China Dam Protest

Authorities in western Cambodia have detained 11 activists after they tried to stop further studies for a planned Chinese-built dam. About 30 local villagers and environmental activists in the Areng Valley went to the area Monday to protect barricades they had erected earlier this year to prevent access to the proposed dam site. Huon Chhundy, program director of Community Legal Education Center, said the protest was peaceful. “What the people did was to protect natural resources...

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