Boeung Kak Lake (39 images)

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Once a Phnom Penh tourist destination and backpacker haven, Boeung Kak Lake is now at the center of one of the largest human rights battles in Asia. In 2007, thousands of families were forcibly evicted from their homes when the government leased the lake and surrounding land to a Chinese corporation with links to the ruling party. Since then, many more families have been coerced off their land with little or no compensation. Boeung Kak Lake residents have been protesting for their land rights...
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