After Woman Dies in State Custody, Family Seeks Answers, Money Back

The family of a jailed woman who died while in state custody in Ratanakiri is seeking answers about her cause of death and alleging foul play, while officials say she fell in a prison bathroom and died of a stroke or heart attack.

Bun Yeang, 55, was dead on May 20 by the time she was taken to the provincial referral hospital, the hospital director and the provincial court said.

But Yeang’s family members said they suspect she died in prison and was tortured before her death. They also claim a man who they paid thousands of dollars to secure her release from the provincial prison threatened her life before she died.

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