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Cambodia Sentences 4 Rights Activists to Six Months in Prison

Four women land rights activists were sentenced to six months in prison by a court in Cambodia on Monday for insulting and obstructing public officials during a 2011 violent land rights protest. Seizure of land for development is a major cause of protests in Cambodia and other countries in the region, including Laos. Last year was the deadliest on record for land rights campaigners, with more than three people killed each week protesting agribusiness firms, loggers, mining firms and...

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