Supreme Court Considers Boeung Kak Lake CasePublished on November 24, 2017
This morning the Supreme Court considered the conviction of four Boeung Kak Lake activists – Tep Vanny, Kong Chantha, Bov Chhorvy and Heng Mom – on charges of "insult [of a public official]" and "obstruction of a public official with aggravating circumstances".
If the verdict is upheld, they face six-month prison sentences – under Articles 502 and 504 of the Criminal Code – related to a 2011 land rights protests outside Phnom Penh city hall. Tep Vanny has been in detention since 15 August 2016 and is appealing another protest-related conviction.
Lawyers and witnesses for the plaintiff did not appear in court which meant cross-examination was not possible.
The verdict will be announced on 8 December 2017.
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