Ratanakiri Activist Files Complaint Over Beating, Forestry Crimes

A forestry activist who said he was beaten by villagers for raising the alarm about illegal activities in Ratanakiri province forests has filed a new provincial court complaint against officials and others.

Chhorn Phalla said he filed a complaint earlier this week against 16 people in Lumphat district’s Seda commune — including the commune chief, deputy village chief, a police officer, farmers and wood traders — accusing them of intentional violence and threatening his life.

Phalla had previously accused authorities of condoning or colluding in forestry crimes, including allowing encroachment into Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary and Seda communal forest land, as well as grabbing land for private sale.

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