Prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny raises a fist and yells out messages to her children after her trial at the Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh.
Ms.Vanny was arrested by authorities during a demonstration on 15 August 2016 to demand the release of imprisoned four human rights workers of Cambodian human rights NGO, ADHOC and an election official. On 22 August 2016, She was convicted of ‘insulting a public official’ relating to the demonstration. And furthermore, She was given an additional charges of 'inciting violence' relating to a protest in 2013 in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Since then, Ms.Vanny has been detained by the political power.
Prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny is escorted out of the courtroom by prison guards at the Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh. The Appeal Court upheld a municipal court decision to sentence Tep Vanny and three activists to six months in prison in relation to a 2011 protest. 
Ms.Vanny was arrested by authorities during a demonstration on 15 August 2016 to demand the release of imprisoned four human rights workers of Cambodian human rights NGO, ADHOC and an election official. On 22 August 2016, She was convicted of ‘insulting a public official’ relating to the demonstration. And furthermore, She was given an additional charges of 'inciting violence' relating to a protest in 2013 in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Since then, Ms.Vanny has been detained by the political power. And on the morning of 23th February 2017, Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced her to a jail term of two years and six months relating to the case of 2013.

One-year anniversary of Tep Vanny's imprisonment

Supporters calling for the release of prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny

 

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