The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court charged two military police officers and placed them in pretrial detention following the death of a land activist who was arrested during a protest last month and allegedly tortured by officers.
Tuy Sros, 34, died on January 1 while being transported from the provincial prison to a hospital, according to family and the provincial administration. He was arrested on December 28 alongside four other detainees and held at the provincial military police headquarters for three days before being transferred to the prison.
Three of the four surviving detainees have spoken out about beatings at the hands of military police officers before Sros’s death.
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