The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) condemns in the strongest terms the use of violence by authorities against civilians exercising their legitimate rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.
This morning, Borei Keila evictees staged a protest outside City Hall to demand the construction of new houses for 117 families who are still homeless after being evicted on 3 January 2012 by Phan Imex Company – owned by Suy Sophan. In 2004, the company signed a contract with the residents of Borei Keila to build 10 housing blocks for 1,776 families in exchange for their land. The company finished only eight buildings. Phan Imex has begun to build two more blocks on the plot of land reserved for relocation, however they are not meant for evicted Borei Keila residents.