ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST ACQUITTED IN CAMBODIA
On August 22, a Cambodian court found Spanish environmental activist Alejandro-Gonzalez Davidson not guilty of incitement, the default charge for activists in Cambodia. Gonzalez-Davidson was charged with acting as an accomplice to three Cambodians who were arrested for protesting sand dredging in the coastal province of Koh Kong. The practice of extracting sand for export to countries like Singapore for reclamation and construction can have a major impact on marine environments, from destroying mangrove forests to decimating fish populations. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2019/08/in-cambodia-a-rare-acquittal-in-a-cli….