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Battambang Marchers Scattered, Waiting

The 200 villagers from Battambang province who last week began a march on the capital have broken up and are now waiting for a resolution to a land dispute from the government.

Only a handful remains in the capital, to meet with officials, and most of the others have returned home, villagers said.

Investigators for the rights group Adhoc said Monday the villagers are prepared to renew their march if no resolution is found.

Last week, nearly 200 people marched from Battambang as far as Pursat province before a government invitation for talks halted them.