Prominent Land Rights Activist Meets US Officials After Prison Release

Tep Vanny was recently released from prison after more than two years in jail for taking part in a protest in Phnom Penh.

Prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny has started a US tour where she will meet Cambodian-American community leaders and advocate for human rights.

Vanny was recently released from prison after more than two years in jail for taking part in a protest in Phnom Penh.

“After I was released from prison, I came here to meet them [US officials] and ask them to push for the respect of human rights, real democracy, and also to end impunity in Cambodia, especially the manipulation of the judicial system to arrest and detain innocent people and nationalists like myself,” she said.

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