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Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communities

Seoung Sarat survived several bloody Cambodian regimes and civil wars. But only when his country was at peace was he shot and lost a leg.   The indigenous Tompuon man, now living in a borrowed home in the forest of Ratanakiri province, says he lost his right leg in 2009 because of a conflict with a company that was granted his land by the government to use for large-scale farming. “When I stood up to protest, they said they had already given the land to the company. So that’s why...

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