Calls grow for investigation over missing Cambodian land activist

Human rights groups ratchet up pressure on the Cambodian government after Sum Moeun vanished without a trace.

Two months ago, Sum Moeun was last seen being beaten up by Cambodian soldiers following his arrest over an ongoing land dispute with an agro-industrial company.

Moeun and his fellow villagers have been in conflict with the Metrei Pheap company, which was granted 8,520 hectares of land within the Kulen Wildlife Sanctuary in 2012. The villagers argue the concession includes their own farmland, and 15 community members were arrested during a crackdown in January.

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