On Sept. 4, 2012, Yorm Bopha, a 29-year-old mother and land rights activist, was arrested after she campaigned for fair compensation and the release of other land rights activists in the Boeung Kak lake area in Phnom Penh.
Boeung Kak, a former tourist attraction and home to thousands of Cambodians, is being turned into a high-end complex after the state in 2007 granted the land to a business owned by the senator of a ruling party. The community has been fighting for several years to get their land rights recognised.
Last week, the community wanted to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Bopha's arrest, but the authorities had other ideas. This video shows police taking a heavy hand against the protestors.
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