Leng Ouch (Cambodia)

Case Background

Leng Ouch is a Camobodian environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2016. He is the founder of the Cambodia Human Rights Task Forces (CHRTF), an organization investigating and reporting on illegal logging. For the past 20 years, Ouch has been exposing the collusion between private corporations and the Cambodian authorities in illegal logging operations and land grabbing. He has spent years documenting the incredible rates of deforestation in his native country. He faces grave danger for standing up to the corporations that seek to profit from Cambodia’s forests.

Fourteen environmental activists have been killed in Cambodia between 2005 and 2014. Leng has been threatened, beaten and jailed for his work to save the forests. Please help us support his work.

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