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Cambodia charges activists with 'plotting' to oust government

Greta Thunberg joins in condemnation of arrests of three environmental campaigners

Mother Nature Activists Sun Ratha, left, and Ly Chandaravuth, right, being taken from Phnom Penh Municipal Court to Prey Sar Prison on Monday. (Photo by LICADHO)

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's government is facing mounting condemnation after arresting and charging three young activists campaigning for better protection of the country's environment.

Ly Chandaravuth, 22, Sun Ratha, 26, and Yim Leang Hy, 32 were this week remanded in pre-trial detention at Phnom Penh's notorious Prey Sar prison, which is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

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