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Jailed, in hiding, expelled: Cambodia’s Mother Nature crackdown

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NGO that forced government into U-turn over controversial dam latest target of deepening crackdown on dissent.


Arrested last year with two of his fellow environmental activists, Thun Rotha has barely seen his baby who is now 14 months old. “He was arrested when our son was six months old,” Rotha’s wife Pat Raksmey told Al Jazeera.


“It’s a smear campaign of the powerful. He has not incited anyone. He questions those who are in power.”


Rotha is one of three members of the environmental NGO Mother Nature who were arrested in 2020 after they organised a march to the house of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to express their concern about a plan to fill in Phnom Penh’s largest lake, Boeung Tamok and develop the site.


read more https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/13/jailed-in-hiding-expelled-cambodias-mother-nature-crackdown

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