Three Mother Nature activists charged with incitement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged three environmental activists with incitement to disturb social security on September 6, a move civil society groups have said is meant as a threat to others who dare to criticize the government.

The three activists from the NGO Mother Nature, Long Kunthea, Phuon Keoreaksmey, and Thon Ratha, were arrested on September 3 over posts they made on social media saying they planned to march to the prime minister’s house to raise awareness on environmental issues caused by the filling in of Boeng Tamok lake.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said on September 6 that three activists were charged under articles 494 and 495 of the Criminal Code, and that the judge had decided to place them in pre-trial detention.

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