• Cambodia pardons jailed female land rights activists

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    PHNOM PENH: Ten female Cambodian land activists jailed over protests last year have been pardoned and released from prison, a rights group said Sunday, following an outcry over their arrests. King Norodom Sihamoni granted a royal pardon to the activists — including a 75-year-old woman known locally as “Mommy” — who were released Saturday, said Am Sam Ath of rights group Licadho, which provided legal assistance to the women. “We regret that they made no mistake but were convicted and jailed,” he told AFP.

    AFP

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