Cambodia bars Right Livelihood winners from travel to awards

A court in Cambodia has denied three environmental activists permission to make the trip to receive the "Alternative Nobel Prize."

Cambodia has barred three winners of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards from travel to Sweden for the award ceremony, organizers have said.

Environmental activist group Mother Nature Cambodia were announced as winner of the award, often dubbed as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” last week.

On Monday, a court in Cambodia ruled that the representatives of Mother Nature — Thon Ratha, Phuong Keo Reaksmey and Long Khunthea — would be denied permission to travel to Stockholm, calling the trip “not necessary.”

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