Cambodia: Song writer Yorm Bopha released on bail

Cambodian land rights activist and protest-song writer Yorm Bopha was released on bail on 22 November 2013, pending a re-hearing of her case by the Court of Appeal.


Yorm Bopha was arrested on 4 September 2012, and subsequently convicted of “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under Article 218 of the Cambodian Criminal Code on 27 December 2012.

PEN International campaigned for her immediate and unconditional release – asking the public to send letters of appeal to Cambodian authorities, calling for her release and encouraging people to send messages of solidarity and pens to Bopha and her fellow prisoners so that they could continue their education and writing.

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