[JURIST] A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday refused the release of 21 people arrested last month in connection with anti-government protests, a series of demonstrations comprised mostly of garment workers and rights activists. According to defense lawyer [AP report] Sam Sokong, the court reasoned that the release of these detainees would negatively affect public order as well as efforts to conduct investigations. None of the 21 defendants was present for the hearing, and media was prevented entry [VOA report] into...

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