Although the appeal court upheld the decision of the lower court, the 13 heroines of Beung kak lake had their sentence reduced to 1 month and 3 days! This means they are free as of today! I counted every minute of the day, waiting for the news.
The guilty verdict means nothing- justice has prevailed.
When a justice system does not work, it is , us the people who are moral judges to define justice for those who are guilty of no crimes.
I wish I were home to be part of the celebration and jubilation.
We all know that none of the 15 was ever supposed to be sent to court in the first place.
Let there be peace and real justice so they and other families in Beung Kak Lake and other villagers who have so unjustly lost their land regain hope for a better Cambodia.
Thank you, Sec. Hillary Clinton. You truly walk the talk!
We shall never lose hope!