Yorm Bopha released on bail
Yorm Bopha Yorm Bopha © Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images

Yorm Bopha, a Cambodian activist, who was imprisoned on false charges to keep her quiet, has been released after more than 85,000 people signed our global petition including nearly 18,000 from the UK.

‘Thank you to Amnesty International’s supporters! Your campaign has been successful, as my release shows! But my case is not over yet. Please keep pushing the Cambodian Government to end the case against me. We can achieve the most success when we all work together!’
Yorm Bopha

Thank you for helping get Bopha home to her son and husband. But she has only been released on bail and the charges haven’t been dropped.

We’d like you to leave a message in the comments section below to let Bopha know you are thinking of her and are celebrating her release.

She should never have been imprisoned in the first place and the Supreme Court should have dropped the charges against her today and allowed her to be released unconditionally, but we are happy that today she can return to her family.

‘the release of Yorm Bopha, albeit on bail, proves that campaigning and activism can really make a difference in the lives of people who are victims of human rights abuses and violations.’
Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International Cambodian researcher

Bopha’s story

When her neighbours in Beoung Kak Lake were forced from their homes in their thousands to make way for development, Bopha did not stay silent. When the lake was filled with sand, flooding people’s homes, she did not merge into the crowds.

She took up a microphone and led local activists – most of whom are women – in resistance. She knew there were risks, but she did it for her community, her family and their future.

Threatened, harassed, arrested

First the authorities began to threaten and harass Bopha. Then, in September 2012, she was arrested for planning an assault on two men. Needless to say, the charges were bogus.  

Yet even though there was no evidence linking her to the attack, she was convicted and sentenced to three years. In prison she had to share a cramped cell with seven other women.

Husband and son at home

While Bopha was in prison, her family suffered too. Husband Sakhorn says without her around, the warmth had gone from their lives. He told us losing Bopha was like losing an arm.

The heavy compensation the family were forced to pay to her ‘victims’ has crippled them financially. With Sakhorn unable to work selling cloth due to ill-health, their 10 year old son Lyhour can no longer go to school.

But he is inspired by his mum's activism, following in her footsteps by joining community marches for her release.

Please leave a message for Bopha in the comments below.

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Dear Bopha,
I am so happy that you have been released from prison. Although you are on bail, you must stay strong now that you know how many people around the world are thinking of you and your family and supporting you.
Best wishes for the future
John Halton

Dear Bopha.
The pupils and teachers at our school in Edinburgh were pleased to hear of your release last year. We sent a card of solidarity last year and will be discussing your case in our 2014 Writes for Rights campaign this month as a positive action by members of Amnesty. I remain hopeful that you will be acquitted of all charges.
Best Wishes.
P. Maher
(Scotland)

Thinking of you stay strong.

Dear Yorm

All good wishes for your future and that of your family.

Best wishes

Mary (UK)

Dear Bopha

We are thinking of you. Stay strong! Sharon, David, Gareth and Simon

Dear Bopha,

Like other commenters, here, and the thousands who campaigned for your release, I salute the courage of you, your family and your fellow campaigners. Good luck for the future, and remember you are never alone!

In Solidarity

Steve

Dear Bopha,
I am incredibly happy to hear of your release and hope with all my heart that the charges will be completely dropped.
You are a remarkable woman, incredibly brave and strong, and a true inspiration.
Sending love from the UK to you, your family and your community,
Megan x

The most important thing to do is to suggest positive change for a future in the interest of mankind in general. Even violent authorities will accept a peaceful change sooner or later if our motivation is to guarantee full human rights and equal provision for every individual in the world.

Dear Bopha,
You are a rolemodel for all women. I hope justice prevails for you. Stay strong.
Jo

Dear Yorm Bopha, your courage to stand up for what is right is inspiring. its wonderful news that you have been released but I hope these charges against you are dropped soon.

Dear Yorm Bopha,
I am glad to hear of your release and hope that as a result of your persistence and international pressure that the charges against you are dropped. I also hope that you find financial security in the future. Hearing about the peaceful protest you championed following your forced eviction was inspiring.

Will, Sheffield, UK

Dear Yorm Bopha,
We are pleased to hear of your release from prison and continue to hope the charges against you are dropped completely.
Peter & Vicki, Chester UK

Dear Yorm Bopha

I am full of admiration for your courage and perseverance in standing up for the rights of your community. A great inspiration. Your family must be very proud.

I hope the unjustified charges against you are soon dropped.

Michael

Dear Yorm Bopha,

I am delighted you have been released on bail. This can only give hope that the charges will be dropped and you will be freed.

Wishing you strength, and with admiration,
Annie

Great news that you are free. I hope the charges will soon be dropped

Wonderful news that you have been released. We will keep on asking (and asking) for the charges against you to be dropped.
peace and love
Julie, Colin, Murray and Robyn

You are an inspiration to all women. You put the welfare of your community before your own and I admire you greatly.

I hope that all charges will be dropped and the case against you dismissed and you may remain at home with your family.

I send you love and good wishes for the coming year.

Yorm Bopha.....we are thinking of you and send you and your family our love and best wishes. From Martin, Terry, Sue and Ted

We stand with you in solidarity Yorm Bopha and may all charges be dropped against you. Peace x

So happy you are back with your family
Never give up
xx

Dear Bopha,

We are so pleased that you have been released and can return to your family. We are thinking of you and support you in your struggle for justice.
Andrew and Meg
UK

Dear Bopha

On a day when we are all thinking about the life of Nelson Mandela it underlines the huge value of people like you who have the courage to speak out and stand firm against injustice. You have my great respect and very best wishes for the future.

Kev
UK

Bopha,

You have been selfless in the support of your community, and no doubt they have taken much strength from your actions, Very best wishes to you and your family.

Paul Wyeth
UK

We are so happy that you have been released and can return to your family. We were very moved watching the video about you and especially when your son spoke about your absence. We will continue to support your campaign so that all charges are dropped. Our thoughts are with you and we hope next year brings more human rights to Cambodia. Best wishes from students from Gateways School, Leeds, UK.

Best wishes to you and your family

Dear Bopha,
I am so happy and relieved that you have been released. You are an inspiration to people all around the world.
Much Love from England

Dear Bopha,
Thank you for your courage and dignity which is an inspiration.
Best wishes,
Paula. (UK)

This is very good news about your release. We'll continue to think of you - stay strong.

I welcome the wonderful news of your release. Your Amnesty International friends around the world stand with you as you seek justice. Please stay strong. You are inspirational. Best wishes for 2014.

Dear Bopha, I am delighted to hear that you have been released even though it is only on bail at the moment. We will continue to campaign for justice to clear you of all charges. I believe Truth always prevails. Bopha, I salute your courage & the courage , please know that you have many, many hearts and minds behind you.
Alaine Eadie

Thank you for your courage and bravery. I can not begin to imagine what you have been through. I have nothing but love and respect for you, your husband and son. May love be abundant around you from this day forward xxx

I'm delighted to hear of your release and I wish you and your family all the best.

You are a true inspiration, Bopha. You have such courage and I have a great deal of admiration for you. Keep up your campaigning and I wish you and your family lots of strength.

Great news!

Regards,

Steven

Bopha, you are an inspiration to us thousands of miles away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Fantastic to hear this news. Keep up the struggle!

Great news. Look after yourself with all your heart so that you can continue the fight. Lucy x

Excellent news about the bail! Now keep on fighting!!

Our support is constant - you will not be forgotten.

News of your release is so wonderful, Bopha. I can't express how happy I am for you and yours.

x Rebecca

Fantastic news about your release, Bopha, so happy for you and your family! With love, Alenka

Dear Bopha!
My english is not good enough to express my feelings and emotions for such a strong and lovely woman like You. You are a real hero to me and my mind is with You and your family. This world needs people like You. Wishing You all the best and stay strong. A very special warm hug to You. -adam

Inspired by your strength and courage. Stay strong and have strength in the knowledge you have supporters behind you. Will pray for the future of you, your family and the demise of the injustice you have fought against. From Sara u.k

Dear Bopha
Your inspiration and your campaign work for your community, and the personal sacrifices you have suffered, must be greatly admired. It was with great pleasure that I have learned of your release on bail and that you are now with your family.
Many Amnesty International members around the world will be writing to the Cambodia authorities to campaign for the charges against you to be dropped immediately and unconditionally. I wish you health and happiness and that justice prevails. From John in the UK

Stay strong my dear lady, the world is a better place for people like you who fight for their rights and don't take injustice for granted. Good luck to you, I hope the charges are dropped, and you can get on with your life. You are truly an inspirational person.

Dear Bopha,
I am truly glad that you are back with your family. Keep strong and I hope they drop the charges. Thinking of you with admiration from the other side of the world Regine

I am glad you have been released but concerned that the charges have not been dropped. Keep strong.

Peter

Great to know you are home and back with your family. You have our support and solidarity in your continued fight for justice and basic human rights.

It is brilliant to know that you have been released and you must be so happy and relieved to be home with your family.
You are an inspiration to us all, and a reminder we should all fight for what is right even at personal cost to ourselves.

You are an inspirational woman, wife and mother. May justice be with you always as you do what you believe for all the right reasons.

Stay strong and stay active. I'm glad you are back with your family.

Dear Bopha,
I'm very glad that you are home now. I hope that the charges will be dropped.
Jeannie

Never give up.

Dear Bopha You have been very brave. People such as me are thinking of you and your plight and watching out to help and support you. Mo Corcoran

Your courage and commitment are an inspiration - many people are supporting you and wishing you well

David

Dear Bopha
I admire your courage and hope the future brings only good things
best wishes
gary

I admire your courage.

We admire your courage and determination, Bopha - and we are delighted to hear that you have been granted bail. We are watching developments and we dearly hope that the false charges against you will now be withdrawn.

So pleased to hear of your release.I pray for the false charges against you to be dropped.So glad you are back with your family,

We continue to pray for you. Keep up the great work. And enjoy your time with your family. Good luck!

So glad you have been released and hope the false charges against you are dropped very soon so that you and your family can continue with your lives without fear. Without people like yourself, the world would be an even worse place to live in.

I'm very glad to hear of your release on bail Bopha. I will pray that your case is dismissed on the grounds that it is a trumped up false accusation. The authorities should be ashamed of themselves for doing this to you and your family. I thought the current government in Cambodia behaved in an upright manner. It would appear I am wrong.
Very best wishes,
Peter Dilworth

It is wonderful that you have finally been released back into the heart of your family. I am awed by you and your families courage and determination. I truly hope and pray that the authorities will soon come to their senses and drop these ridiculous charges and that you, your family and the community you live in will have lasting peace.
Bopha you are a strong and inspirational woman to all people on this precious planet of ours.
All the best for the future.
Stephen Lion.....

Delighted that you have been released, and hope to see you truly free very soon. You are such a brave and inspirational woman. Good luck!
Warm wishes,
Annie

Dear Bopha,

I'm very happy that you've been released...You have our full support in your fight for what's right!!!!...Never give in!!!!

All the best!!

Paco Rivera

Dear Bopha,
I am so pleased that you have been released, even if it is only on bail at present. Your amnesty friends around the world continue to think of you and support you. We hope that the charges will soon be dropped. You are truly an inspirational person, standing up for what is right and true at the expense of your own health and safety.We will never forget you.
With love and best wishes
Caroline

Dear Bopha!
It is great that you have been released. I hope that you will remain strong and remember - you have friends all around the world that will support you if the authorities continues their harrasments. Never give up, the world needs brave people as you.
Best regards Sverre

Dear Bopha Great news to hear you've been released on bail and can get back to your family. Hopefully the charges will soon be dropped.
With best wishes to you and your family Moira

Dear Bopha, it is wonderful news that you have been released on bail & can rejoin your family. They will be so happy that you are together again. I hope that all the charges against you will soon be dropped. It is wonderful that people like you are prepared to stand up to the authorities when they are prepared to destroy communities. I hope that you can remain strong. I send you this message in friendship. Trevor

Dear Bopha, I am delighted to hear from Amnesty and friends in PP that you have been released, and are back home with your family. We hope this is the first stage in the charges against you being dropped.
Good wishes to you and your family... and your community,
Marcus

Dear Bopha, I am so pleased to hear that you are back with your family. Your bravery is awe-inspiring. Wishing you health and happiness.

Sara

Wonderful news of your release. I am so happy that you are back with your family. I do hope that the charges against you are dropped. Your community needs you so stay strong. Many of us are supporting you.
Sheila

Dear Bopha, I am so pleased to hear that you are back home with your loving family. I hope the charges against you are dropped soon. You are an inspiring person and very brave to stand up to the authorities. Keep strong.

I am pleased that you have been released. I hope all charges against you are dropped.

I am very happy that you have been released. I hope that these charges are dropped and you are allowed to continue being the brave, compassionate member of your community that you obviously are.

Dear Yorm,

I am so happy to hear that you have been released from prison at last and have returned home to your family.

I admire you for your courage in campaigning for your community and I am supporting you in your struggle through the courts to clear your name. I am one of many thousands of people who have signed a petition demanding that the trumped up charges against you be dropped.

We will not give up until you are completely free.

My best wishes to you and your family.
Maggie

Dearest Yorm, so happy you are home again with you dear husband and son Lyhour! You have been in the thoughts, hearts and prayers of my family and I since we heard of your plight. Such horrid trumped up charges and such harrowing bullying shows what a wonderful caring lady you are - and we know it as does the world!

My family and I join with all the thousands of your supporters to press those who would persecute you to stop, from now on, never to start again. Ridiculous trumped up charges must be dropped so that you may live in peace with your family! Caring is a blessing and you are blessed!

Watching and praying for you and your family, always in our thoughts and constantly looking out for you. Your loving sister Carol xxx

Today we had our Amnesty International 'Write for Rights' Campaign in Ringwood, UK. We were a small group of A.I. members standing for 5 hours in the cold November wind, but we happily spent our Saturday campaigning for human rights as there are still so many people kept in prison because they campaigned for human rights and justice in their countries. These people are many times neglected and forgotten peoples. Today these people were not forgotten, cards were written and donations made and the good news had reached us that Yorm Bopha was released. May that great news inspire all A.I. members in the 'Write for rights' campaign not to give up hope. May the A.I. candle burn a little brighter in the darkness of our world every time a prisoner is released.
Amnesty International Ringwood

So glad you have been released. Always remember that you are not alone!

So glad you have been released. Always remember that you are not alone!

So glad you have been released. Always remember that you are not alone!

So glad you have been released. Always remember that you are not alone!

You are an inspiration. Stay strong.

You are an inspiration. Stay strong.

Great news. The world watches and repressive regimes change in the end. It may take a while but your courage inspires others and we will support all we can.

Very pleased to hear that you are now home with your family. You are a role model for many of us. Keep strong.

Great news that you are back with your family, Bopha. We hope you can continue to be brave and fight for the rights of those who need you. We are thinking of you.

Wonderful that you are home with your loved ones, may your bravery be rewarded with true security

Goody gumdrops
Glad you are free again Bopha,so many people rightfully saw your imprisonment as an unjust act and I'm sure they will be there for you should you need the support in the future
All the best
Paul Kieron Wood

wonderful news of your release. I shall hold you in the Light together with your family

Dear Bopa

it was such good news to hear of your release. I hope all goes well in the future, you are very brave and I admire you for the stand you have taken despite the consequences

Laurel Luscombe

Dear Bopha

You are a brave woman and an example to us all. I am thrilled that you have been released. Never give up.

Sue Craig, Devon, England

So glad you are back home with your loved ones! I hope you will remain there.
Thank you for speaking up against injustice and oppression. I admire your courage.

Dear Bopha
I am very happy for you.
You have been so brave.
I wish you every success for your remaining struggle.
I believe that you are indeed a very good example for all of us when we injustice.
Best regards
John Hinze

Dear Bopha,

I am so glad you have been released.
It was horrific that you were arrested for speaking out against this destruction.
You are a special woman in this world to do what you do.
Good luck for the future.

Dear Bopha,

We were speaking out for you when you were in prison and I, personally, feel the strongest satisfaction and feel very happy that you can celebrate New 2014 along with your family! Good luck to you and remain strong, we believe in you and we will not let anyone to jeopardise the philosophy of law and justice!

My warmest regards from London, Kamran Nurel Maryam (FB profile)

I'm really pleased for you and your family that you have been released. We will keep pushing for all charges against you to be dropped.

Dear Bopha,

Happy to hear you have been released and are free to live with your family again. I understand that the charges against you are still upheld so I will keeping pushing for them to be dropped. Everyone understands that they are a fiction and a means to intimidate you and fellow activists. The world understands that you stood up against a forced eviction and this was the right thing to do. I wish you all the best.

Johm riab sua Bopha, wonderful to hear that you have been released and now I hope that all charges against you will be dropped. You are a very brave woman and an inspiration to other people to stand up for their rights and justice. Well done!! warmest regards Karen

Stay strong because we all know that your simply doing right not just for yourself but also for everyone else <3

You are a very brave lady. I wish you all the luck in the world for your campaign and for justice.

Your courage is inspirational, Bopha - the world needs more people like you! I'm so happy for you and your family that you have been released today, and I hope that justice will prevail in the end, and that the false charges against you will eventually be dropped. I am holding you, your family, and the community for whom you spoke out - all of you - in the Light. People all round the world are keeping faith with you - stay brave. Cilla (UK)

I am so pleased for you. Please keep up your good work. I will be thinking of you!

Congratulations and good luck
Jenny

Congratulations and good luck
Jenny

Congratulations on your release! You have been so courageous and an inspiration to us all. The Amnesty International community are behind you all the way!

Such good news to hear today. You can pick up your life again. Good luck in the future for you and your family and I do hope that the charges will soon be dropped. I will follow any progress and keep writing. Kind regards, Sally McCartan

great news!...don't give up... keep the fight for your rights. you are not alone.

Very good news about your release but still a way to g with being on bail. There are a lot of people supporting you in Amnesty International. My best wishes to you. Margaret Boulton. Sheffield

I'm so glad to hear that you've been released and you can be with your family again. I want you to know that if charges are brought against you, I will continue my support for you through Amnesty International. Best wishes, Nick Rorke (from England)

I rejoice with you and your family, enjoy your freedom and don't give up!

Greetings Yorm Bopha ! Just a quick message to say congratulations on your freedom and we are celebrating your release. You are in our thoughts and we hope and pray that the charges made against you will be eventually dropped. We are so happy that you are to be reunited with your family.Much love to you and your loved ones.

Great to hear you will be able to return to your family. You are an inspiration! I hope and pray that the charges against you will shortly be dropped.

Wonderful news! We will continue to support you. Best wishes. Pat

You are an amazing person. I'm delighted that you're back and we'll continue to fight for you. And, as Helen says, keep on roaring!

However fed up you must be by now, do not lose sight of the potential of your own willpower. You have to set in your mind a vision of something you could see yourself enjoying and place that image in your mind as often as you can.
It is a conjuring trick to coerce you and shield you from distress.
The slowness of progress must not discourage you in any way. You are a child of the universe and so you must call out to it each and every day and say "I am here". You must accept nothing less than fair treatment, which is your rightful entitlement. Ruffle feathers without question, if needs be, as in this busy world we must be heard. Be lionhearted now and roar your way through this brief pause ! Roar so loudly that we can all hear the foundations of the earth shudder ! We are all of us fighting creatures who were born to roar ! We are roaring with you !

Brave woman. Well done for standing up to them. Enjoy your freedom and long may it last. We are with you.

welcome home Bopha!

I am so happy for this news! You are a true inspiration to all women. I will continue to do as much as I can to help drop bail.
I was lucky to visit Cambodia in 2007 and it remains my favourite country - beautiful people.
Laura xxx

This is really great news. You're a hugely courageous lady and I only hope and pray that real justice will eventually see the light of day and you will be free to live the life you choose for the rest of your days.
In solidarity,
James (UK)

I am happy to hear the news of your release and I wish you continued success and justice.
Caroline L (UK)

Dear Bopha
This is wonderful news that you have been released on bail! We will continue to campaign for all the charges to be dropped.
I am so happy for you to be home with your son and husband again! What a very painful thing to have been ripped apart like this in such an unjust way.
I am happy to think of your son having his mum home again, of you and your husband being back together. What a really difficult time this has been for you all. I admire your courage and continue to stand with you.
With love and solidarity
Tamsin (UK)

I am so pleased for you. Wishing you continued success and justice. From Robert in Scotland.

I'm so happy to read that you are back to ior family. And I admirate ior courage and determination against injustice. You can be proud of you and enjoy that first victory.We are all standing with you. Keep strong ! Best regards from France.

Dear Bopha
Such great news to wake up to. We just need these ludicrous charges against you to be dropped. You are an inspiration and your global family salutes you. Continue to be strong.

I have admired your stand and am glad you are out of prison. Stay strong for the next stages of your case.
Chris L (UK)

Great news to hear that your courage has been rewarded and you are to be reunited with your family.

Dear Bopha,

Your courage and determination to do what is right are an inspiration. I hold you in the light.

Dinah Barry (UK)

Wonderful news about your release!

Dear Bopha,
Defying the authorities is never easy, and can come with a great cost. You and your family have already paid a great price for standing against injustice. But you can hold your head high, knowing that what you did was right. You are to be honored and respected. Well done.
David (UK)

Dear Bopha,
Defying the authorities is never easy, and can come with a great cost. You and your family have already paid a great price for standing against injustice. But you can hold your head high, knowing that what you did was right. You are to be honored and respected. Well done.

Great news that you have been released Bopha. Enjoy being back with your family. Your many thousand supporters around the world will continue the campaign to get the charges against you dropped - Jonathan Miller (UK).

A fantastic result - congratulations! Significant, long-lasting change is hard-won through the accretion of such results!

I´m happy for you Bhopa, kind regards from Mexico!

Congratulationsm Yorm Bopha! We are celebrating your release right around the world today. Your courage and brilliance are an inspiraton to us all. Stay strong, and never give up!

So happy to hear your news, Bhopa. We are thinking of you here in the UK, and admire your courage. Stay strong. You are not alone!

Well done for your release. Your brave actions have a ripple effect which inspire all of us - thanks a lot for that! Good luck for your future and all the best.

So glad to hear the news. We are thinking about you and your family. You are a very brave person.

So glad to hear the news. We are thinking about you and your family. You are a very brave person.

Dear Sister Bopha,

You are a woman of great courage, dignity and intelligence. I feel very much for your little child, who must have missed his mummy very much. I am sorry to read also about his missing school. Please continue to be strong.

Many kind and warm wishes for you and your family.
Devi Hardeen
Scotland

Dear Bopha: such good news, though I'm hoping to hear far better news - that the charges have been dropped. People all over the world have been moved by your courage and angered by what has happened to you, and will be excited to hear that you're back with your family, where you belong.

thinking of you,

Susan

Hi Booha
Great news to hear of your release today. Enjoy being back with your family and know that there are many of us supporting you.
All the best
Howard

I am so happy for your release. You have more bravery in your little finger than I have in my entire body. I'm AWED by your strength and heroism.

Dear Bopha,
Your UK Amnesty friends are thinking of you & delighted that you have been released - we are so glad you are at home with your family. We will continue to campaign until all charges against you have been dropped. With thoughts & very best wishes, Mair

Dear Bopha

I am delighted for you. Your courage and commitment are an example to us all. I hope you have a restful and loving weekend with your family and recover quickly from your ordeal

Michael

It is very difficult to be brave, as you are. I pray that truth and justice will be done. Wonderful news that you can be with your family again.

Dear Bopha - I am so pleased to hear the news of your bail and hope the petition helped encourage the authorities to do this. I continue to hope that all charges will be dropped.

You remain in my thoughts,

Sandra Holliday

Dear Bopha
I am so happy for you and your family that you have been released at last. You are a very courageous woman and I admire your spirit and tenacity. Thank goodness there are people like you in this world. I truly hope the charges against you are dropped and you no longer have to live in fear.
Wishing you peace and happiness.
Karen
England

Dear Bopha, I am glad to hear of your release. Hopefully, all charges against you will be dropped in the very near future.
Peter Sturgess
Abergavenny
Wales

Dear Yorm Bopha, you are a true inspiration and I am thrilled to hear that you have been released. It is a great injustice that you were arrested in the first place and that the charges have not been dropped, but you have your freedom and I wish you and your family the very best for the future.

Dear Bopha, I rejoice to hear the news that you have been released. Along with many thousands of others, I will be watching and hoping that all the charges against you will be completely dropped and that you will be able to return to your normal life and activities without fear. I respect you and salute you for your bravery.

Dear Yorm Bopha
I am so pleased to hear that you have been released and are able to be at home with your family.
I hope you will be able to stay there and that all charges will be dropped

I am pleased that you are home with your family. Take care. I will keep working to get these bogus charges dropped.
You are an inspiration.

wELL DONE FOR YOUR BRAVERY, GLAD YOU HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR NOW AND HOPE THAT SOON ALL CHARGES WILL BE DROPPED.YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE TO US ALL, I HOPE THAT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO FOLLOW YOUR EXAMPLE AND STAND UP AGAINST CORRUPTION AND LIES.

Dear Bopha,
How wonderful to hear that you have been released! We will continue to campaign until all the charges against you are dropped. Your Amnesty friends all around the world are thinking of you.
With warmest love,
Jacky
Shropshire, England.

Very happy to hear that you have been released. Hope all charges will soon be dropped.

I am so pleased that you are back with your family it must have been so hard. I hope all charges are dropped. You deserve to have freedom.

So happy for you, knowing you are reunited with your family. We will continue to support you till all charges are dropped. Rest well!

I'm very happy to hear of your release and look forward to hearing that all charges have been dropped against you.

What good news. I hope that you will be released completely before long,

Ernest

I am so happy to hear the news that you are free and I rejoice with your family. However we will not give up the fight until all charges have been dropped. Hoping that you and your family will soon be able to live together again without any fear of reprisals, simply for standing up for what is right!

Thinking of you and celebrating your release. With very best wishes.

I'm delighted you're able to go home to your family. You are very courageous, and I wish you well.
Penny Mitchell

So happy to hear you're out. Thinking of you and take care.

You are an inspiration to so many people, not only in Cambodia, not only in Asia, but all over the world. Be of good courage - but do also take the time to be happy with your family.

All very best wishes

Andrew Knapp

Dear Bopha
Wonderful news!
I was so happy to hear that you have be released and you're able to see your family. I hope the next news we hear is that the charges against you have been dropped.
Stay strong and know that there are people all over the world thinking about you.
Best wishes
Victoria, Chelmsford, UK

I'm so pleased to hear you have been released. The government has, hopefully, listened to reason.

Dear Bopha, what wonderful news that you have been released. And are at home with your husband and son. You are a truly brave person and a great inspiration to everyone. May you be happy and at peace. Thinking of you and with you in spirit, George

Good to hear you have been released on bail. Now to continue to campaign for the charges to be dropped. You are v. Courageous, Bopha, thoughts are with you
Valerie

Dear Bopha, I am so pleased to hear the news that you are able to go home and be with your family. Your activism is an inspiration. Congratulations on your release. Warm greetings to you and your family, Diana

Great news about your release. Best wishes to you and to your family. You will not be forgotten. I have great respect for your courage and determination.

I salute your courage in your fight for justice

Dear Bopha,

Your release is great news and I hope that it is not long before the charges against you are dropped. My thoughts are with you and your family

Best Wishes

Liz

With love and respect from Glasgow. We will continue to support you

HOORAY YORM! This is an important step achieved, just the first of many victories. Glad you are back home.

Dear Bopha,
I am so pleased to hear you are home with your family today. Amnesty will continue to rally us to support you so that the charges are against you are dropped.
lesley

we celebrate your freedom and pray for your complete exoneration!

Well done, Bopha! Love and respect to you from Nottingham, United Kingdom! x

Wonderful news that you are freed. I hope that the ridiculous charges against you are released. Be brave, and be hopeful; your friends around the world are watching and will support you whatever happens.

Congratulations on your release - we are thinking of you and supporting you in your struggle

Congratulations. You are an inspiration. Keep your head up.

So glad you're home Bopha. Been to Cambodia, and my son has friends with a shop by the Lake area, so we know about the situation there. What a difficult place to show your tremendous courage. Well done. Love Jean.

Great news that you have been released even if only on bail, now enjoy time your family!

Glad you are out. I know you will be anxious to be on bail, but trust Amnesty to make sure we will watch over any further injustice against you. Enjoy your time with your family. You are a very inspirational woman!

So pleased you are out, hopefully the charges will be dropped! We are all thinking of you and will support you till you are totally exonerated!

So pleased to hear this news - what an amazing person
God Bless Bopha and her strength

Bopha So glad to hear of your release. Every good wish to you and your family. I salute your courage. Pat Ryan Belfast Northern Ireland.

Delighted to hear that you are home with your husband and son. I send my support for your campaign. Iona Malcolm x

I am so glad you have been released. You are a very brave for standing up in this way. I very much hope the charges against you are dropped. Very best wishes.

Patricia

Dear Bopha
We are so pleased that you are home with your family. Please believe that we will continue working to clear you from the accusations against you, and for you all to enjoy a secure and peaceful future.
In solidarity, Mary and Richard Brown

Dear Bopha
I am happy to learn of your release and hope that it will be permanent. I admire your courage and I wish you and your family a better future. John Olney

Great news! But we want the charges dropped.