Two Cambodian women human rights defenders were convicted on baseless charges in separate trials on 26 and 27 December 2012. Yorm Bopha from the Boeung Kak lake community was sentenced to three years in prison. Tim Sakmony from Borei Keila received a six-month sentence, partially suspended, and has been released.
Condemns the convictions of women human rights defenders Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony on baseless charges;
– Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Yorm Bopha, and for the convictions of both women to be quashed;
– Calls for genuine consultations with the Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila communities for a swift resolution to their situations.