AP, July 29, 2014 Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape
The New York Times… Every year, the lake yields about 300,000 tons of fish, making it one of the world’s most productive freshwater ecosystems. That and the floods that pulse through it in monsoon season, swelling it to as much as five times its dry-season size, have earned the lake the nickname “Cambodia’s beating heart.” But the Tonle Sap is in trouble…
Los Angeles Daily News: “….Nearly four decades after the rise of the brutal regime, Cambodia still suffers from an acute mental health crisis, and has very few doctors qualified to address it…”
Cambodian Women Agents of Change: Putsata Reang
Putsata is a writer, author, and journalist. A Reporter Returns Home: Teaching in Cambodia, and learning some tough lessons
By Putsata Reang is an excellent article of how difficult it was/is to do this work in Cambodia. Since then, she has gone on to train journalists in Afghanistan, Thailand, Laos and other countries. She also returned to Cambodia to live and work there for many years….
Cambodian Women Agents of Change: Theary C. Seng serves an attorney, activist, writer, and founding president of CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education.. http://www.thearyseng.com/
Yorm Bopha (born c. 1983) is a Cambodian land rights a mother, wife, and land rights activist. She was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” on 27 December 2012….
Surviving the Island of Widows, a ‘prison without walls’ for women
On the Tonle Bassac river lies the island where the Khmer Rouge kept the wives of its murdered male victims. Will Jackson reports.
After the Khmer Rouge came to Koh Khsach Tunlea, Sam Chang’s husband Eang Heang fled the island. As a lawyer, he was marked for death by a regime that wanted to wipe out all traces of the previous society.