Monday, September 13, 2010

CAMBODIA: land grabbing

IRIN Asia | CAMBODIA: Communities fight back against land grabbing | Asia | Cambodia | Economy Food Security Refugees/IDPs | Feature: "KOH KONG, 13 September 2010 (IRIN) - Forced evictions and land grabbing are nothing new in Cambodia, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), but it is new for communities to fight back.

'If we don't have our land, we cannot live,' Yi Kunthear said. In August, she was reportedly beaten unconscious by sugar plantation workers while trying to defend her land. 'We will block our land if the company tries to take it again.'"

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