Beung Kak activist to face Supreme Court next week

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Activist Yorm Bopha. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Supreme Court plans to conduct a hearing on the case of Boeung Kak land rights activist Yorm Bopha early next week for violence committed in 2012.

According to the summons from the court’s prosecutor, Ms Bopha, 28, is to appear in front of the court on November 27.

The charges against her are intentional violence with aggravating circumstances committed at the Bopha Guesthouse in August 2012.

Ms Bopha said yesterday she would attend the hearing following the Supreme Court summons.

“If there is actually any justice in this court, then the charge will be dropped on the 27th,” she said.

In 2013, Ms Bopha was sentenced to three years in prison for intentional violence on two motodop drivers during a protest. She served 444 days in prison before her sentence was suspended.

Nearly 30 human rights organizations said at the time that the arrest and charges were politically motivated.

Ms Bopha has continuously appealed the court decision and denied the charges.

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