Nearly 200 people from 25 different communities converged on the Mondolkiri Provincial Hall yesterday to file complaints and petitions calling for an end to illegal logging and environmental degradation.

The action comes two days after armed commune police blocked 16 rights workers and journalists from visiting disputed land in Keo Seimaís Sre Preah commune. The authorities claimed the group had no permission to proceed along the public road, and that they were afraid the press

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