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Environmental Activists Sentenced, Released in Cambodia

Three environmental activists were sentenced to 18 months in prison by a court in Koh Kong province Friday for threatening to destroy a sand dredging company’s equipment during a field trip last year. The trio from the NGO Mother Nature — San Mala, Try Sovikea, and Sim Samnang — was then released, having already served more than 10 months in jail. The judge ruled that the remainder of their sentence would be suspended, but ordered them to pay about $25,000 to the plaintiffs and fines of...

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