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26 January 2018

Cambodia: Court sentences Mother Nature activists for work against controversial sand dredging operations

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Cambodian Activists Jailed, Fined Over Sand-Dredging Monitoring," 26 January 2018...

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26 January 2018

Cambodia: Mother Nature activists fined & sentenced to serve 5 months in prison for recording controversial sand dredging operations

Dearm (Dim) Kundy and Hun Vanak, members of the now dissolved environmental NGO Mother Nature, were arrested while taking photos of sand dredging operations along the Cambodian coast. These activities, together with many other stakeholders, have...

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20 January 2018

India: Maharashtra state reports highest number of illegal mining cases in last four years in the country but lowest number of prosecutions

Author: Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times (India)

“Maharashtra reported most cases of illegal mining in the country between 2013 and 2017.” 15 January 2018...

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29 August 2017

Uganda: Govt. agency rejects sand harvesting bid by Mango Tree Group, says it would compromise livelihoods of communities near Lake Victoria

Author: Joseph Kiggundu & Al-Mahdi Ssenkabirwa

"Nema turns down Chinese investor’s sand mining bid"...

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31 July 2017

Cambodia: Opposition lawmaker welcomes sand-dredging ban but raises concern about approved large-scale projects

Author: Yesenia Amaro & Phak Seangly, Phonm Penh Post

"CNRP MP seeks clarity on sand-dredging ban", 01 August 2017...

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10 July 2017

Indonesia: Locals resist sand mining and construction of artificial islands due to potential harm to fish stocks and environment

Author: Wahyu Chandra & Rahmat Hardiansya, Mongabay

"Locals mount fierce resistance against sand mining, land reclamation in Makassar", 11 July 2017...

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5 July 2017

Vietnam: Residents challenge unregistered sand miners over fears of landslides & property damage -when challenged, some miners assault locals

Author: Vietnamnet

"Sand exploitation out of control as violators threaten authorities", 06 July 2017...

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18 June 2017

Cambodia: Environmental activist alleges police harassment and seeks help from UN OHCHR

Author: Sek Odom, Cambodia Daily

"Anarchist" Activist Flees Village for UN, Alleging Harassment", 13 June 2017...

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9 January 2017

Cambodian NGO engages Singaporean law firm to look into complicity of Singaporean entities in environmental destruction arising from sand mining

Author: Ariffin Sha, The Online Citizen

“Cambodian NGO engages local law firm to look into complicity of Singaporean Entities in ‘environmental destruction’ arising from Sand Mining”, 3 Jan 2017...

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5 January 2017

Cambodian NGO to sue Singaporean companies over alleged impacts of sand dredging on local livelihoods & environment

Author: The Independent (Singapore)

"Cambodian NGO engages local law firm to bring action against Singapore statutory boards and companies", 3 Jan 2017...

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