Lor Peang community were blocked and beaten by police forces

Lor Peang community were blocked and beaten by police forces

On August 13th 2014, around 60 residents from Lor Peang community, Kompong Chhnang province, marched from their village to Phnom Penh in order to submit their petition and complaint to the National Assembly, as well as official buildings, regarding the forced eviction they are suffering.

n the way they were blocked and beaten by police forces, leaving 6 women unconscious. Despite this violence they continued their journey and were assisted by the land communities of Phnom Penh as well as monks in order to go through the several blockages organized by the Authorities on the road.

At around 5pm they arrived finally in Boeung Kak area where they will rest before undertaking further marches to the Assembly and embassies.


Ms. Long Kimheang, Senior communication officer-HRTF interviewed by VOA

This is the Morning News of VOA. Ms. Long Kimheang, Senior communication officer-HRTF interviewed by VOA on her trip to join the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights at Brussels, Belgium from April 14 - 20, 2013. Ms. Long was invited by European Delegation in Phnom Penh to join this forum.

For more detail please listen her conversation with VOA reporter- Mr. Kong Sothanarith in the 16:00 time.


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