3 held in Cambodia for planning ‘peasant revolution’

Arrests made as SEA Games end, Hun Sen rejects opposition apology.

Three senior members of a farmers’ group in Cambodia have been arrested for holding training workshops amid allegations that they were plotting a “peasant revolution” which has been likened to the one instigated by Pol Pot.

The arrests of three members of the Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) were made as the authorities turned their attention from the successful staging of the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games to the July 23 election, which has invited criticism from the West and human rights units for the treatment of opposition parties.

Theng Savoeun, CCFC president, and Nhel Pheap and Than Hach, its advocacy officers, face up to two years behind bars if convicted of incitement to commit a felony or cause social unrest under Articles 494 and 495 of the Criminal Code.

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