Forestry activists investigating Think Biotech released by Kratie court

The Kratie Provincial Court on Monday released four forestry activists — including internationally recognized environmentalist Ouch Leng — who were arrested on Friday for trespassing a company’s property.

According to a court statement, the four activists on Thursday rode motorbikes in the Prey Lang forest to investigate alleged illegal logging by the company, Think Biotech. They spent a night at a villager’s house next to the company land. The next morning, the company’s security guards detained the four and handed them over to Sambor district police, it said.

In addition to the four who were detained, two other activists were also on the trip but escaped the security guards, the statement said.

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