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Rights Group Reports ‘Surge’ in Cambodia Land Disputes

A Cambodian rights group says the number of land dispute cases its offices handled last year has grown. In a statement Thursday, Licadho said more than 10,000 complaints involving nearly 50,000 individuals were registered with the group's offices.  That is up from about 3,500 complaints in 2013 and more than 5,600 in 2012. Am Samath, chief technical investigator for Licadho, said corruption and a non-independent judicial system has led to the problem.   “If the land...

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