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Housing Activist To Remain in Jail, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld charges against housing activist Yorm Bopha, who is serving a three-year sentence in what supporters say is a threat against the freedom of assembly. Yorm Bopha, 29, is serving a three-year sentence on charges related to violent demonstrations over a development project in the Boeung Kak neighborhood of Phnom Penh, which has displaced some 4,000 families. Amnesty International called the charges against her “fabricated” and lacking credible evidence. More than 100 supporters demonstrated outside the court building, including her mother, who wept and cursed the court. (Heng Reaksmey/Say Mony, Phnom Penh)