On Friday afternoon Kratie provincial environment officers reportedly arrested prominent environmental activist Ouch Leng along with Heng Sros, Men Math, Heng Run and Choup Cheang. They are being detained at the Kratie city police station, according to Soeng Senkaruna, spokesperson for human rights group Adhoc, as reported by VOD.
It remains unclear on what grounds they were arrested.
“Authorities are questioning them. I can only tell you this. I don’t have more to say,” Duong Savuth, director of the Kratie provincial environment department, told VOD.