A total 45 known Montagnards—an ethnic minority in Vietnam that claims persecution there—have been arrested and deported since December.
Supporters say Meach Sovannara is being held for political purposes and for his support of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.
The 13, including one woman, had fled to the jungles of remote Ratanakkiri province late last year and were brought to Phnom Penh with the support of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
The book, Transitioning Cambodia, is ‘a historical documentation’ of contemporary change in Cambodia. Photographer Nicholas Axelrod is a founding member of Ruom, a visual journalist collective in Cambodia.
Thousands of Montagnards fled to Cambodia in 2001 and 2003, but many were rounded up and returned to Vietnam.
A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.
In recent months dozens of ethnic minority Montagnard people from Vietnam have crossed border into Cambodia complaining of harassment by Vietnamese authorities.
In a statement issued Thursday, the group said more than 10,000 families, or nearly 50,000 individuals, had registered land conflicts with their office.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson has been requested to leave by Cambodian authorities, who have seized his passport and say they will not renew his visa, which expires Friday
Global Witness has reported a major timber operation by the Try Pheap Group, which belongs to a powerful businessman of the same name.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, head of the Mother Nature activist group, will see his visa expire on Feb. 20