Authorities in Cambodia Arrest Police Officials Over Role in Alleged Torture Case

Authorities in Cambodia have arrested two police officials for their roles in an alleged torture case that resulted in the death this month of a man who was detained for joining a land-rights protest.

Tuy Sros, a resident of the Ou Chrov district of Banteay Meanchey province, died in police custody on Jan. 1 after being held from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31 following the protest, in which four other villagers were also detained.

Authorities on Jan. 18 arrested Colonel Sar Bunsoeung, Banteay Meanchey deputy provincial military police chief, and First Lieutenant Chhoy Rathana, an officer working with the provincial anti-drug office, a commission set up by Cambodia’s National Military Police to investigate the case said in a statement on Sunday.

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