Activists Questioned in Bus Shooting Case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday questioned two anti-eviction activists who claim that their chartered bus was shot at in March.

The women claim that an unidentified man on a motorbike shot a bullet into the windshield of their bus on March 22, and insist it was a targeted attack linked to their activism against a pair of high-profile forced eviction cases.

Bo Chhorvy and Chhay Kimhorn, two of the women who were on the bus, said they were questioned by deputy prosecutor Va Sakada.

Both said they declined when asked if they wanted to drop or alter their complaint.

Mr. Sakada could not be reached for comment. Daun Penh district police chief Ouch Sokhon said the alleged shooting was still under investigation.

“We have not found any evidence for the shooting, but we are still working on it,” he said.

Days after the incident, Mr. Sokhon said the case was merely a one of road rage sparked by the bus driver’s decision to overtake the man on the motorbike.

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