The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has dismissed two complaints submitted by two local human rights groups, Adhoc and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), against local officials who they alleged had de*famed and intimidated their staff, court officials said Friday. Adhoc filed a complaint against Pheng Maing, a village chief in Lumphat districtís Batang commune, for defamation in July 2012 after he publicly accused the organization of inciting villagers to rebel against authorities. CCHR also filed a complaint against Batang commune chief Kith Chem and commune police chief Blan Nea for intimidation when local officials forcefully broke up
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