Three Mother Nature activists detained over social media post

Three environmental activists from the NGO Mother Nature were detained for questioning on September 3 over posts they made on social media saying they planned to march to the prime minister’s house to raise awareness on environmental issues caused by the filling in of Boeng Tamok lake.

The detentions come after two of the activists made a post on Mother Nature’s Facebook page on September 2 saying they would march to Hun Sen’s house to meet with the prime minister. 

“Ms. Long Kunthea will walk from Wat Phnom on Thursday September 3 at 11am to Samdech Hun Sen’s house near the independence monument dressed in white clothes in order to request to meet Samdech in person to show concern around the filling in of Tamok lake, including flooding in Phnom Penh during rainy season, the environmental impact, the loss of bird habitat, and the biodiversity of the lake,” the post reads.

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