Yu Veasna, a land rights activist from Sihanoukville, said Chinese investors in the area had encroached on the Prek Toub lake in the town, which was the main water source for the local community.
Smith began her latest fact-finding visit to Cambodia on Monday, where she plans to meet with government officials, civil society groups and members of the diplomatic community.
Tep Vanny was recently released from prison after more than two years in jail for taking part in a protest in Phnom Penh.
Ny Chakrya was found guilty and could face six months’ imprisonment if the verdict is not overturned.
Committee to Protect Journalists said 262 reporters were in jail at the end of 2017, with Turkey, China and Egypt leading the way in locking them up.
The five defendants – Nay Vanda, Ny Sokha, Lim Mony, Yi Soksan and Ny Chakrya – were accused of bribing a witness in a separate case against Kem Sokha.
'These people are forgotten,' she tells panel; 'they're stateless, they're homeless, they're nameless'.
Khieu Sopheak, interior ministry spokesman, said Ricketson would “have no opportunity to return to Cambodia again.”
James Ricketson was arrested in June 2017 after he piloted a drone near an opposition rally in Phnom Penh.
Hun Sen said recently that Cambodia was sovereign and independent and would not bow to international pressure over its rights record.
What makes Catherine V. Harry notable is her willingness to take on taboo topics and Cambodia’s traditional social and cultural code that defines expectations for Cambodian women.
After his release following the July national election, a judge issued a warning to Sok for continuing to criticize Prime Minister Hun Sen.