Arrests Continue as Another CNRP Activist Detained

Police arrested another opposition activist Thursday morning for his alleged involvement in the violent July 15 protest at Freedom Park that the courts have labeled an attempted insurrection, a party official and police said.

Tep Narin, a CNRP activist in his 30s, was arrested at the Phnom Penh municipal police headquarters, where, according to a court order handed down after the protest, he is required to check in twice a month.

“Today, we just implemented the court’s warrant by arresting only one person, Tep Narin,” deputy municipal police chief Chuon Narin said, declining to comment further.

Mr. Narin, the CNRP activist, was charged with joining an insurrection shortly after the July 15 protest to “Free the Freedom Park,” for which more than a dozen CNRP officials have now been hauled before the courts and imprisoned for varying amounts of time.

According to Oeur Narith, mass movement coordinator within the CNRP’s department of public affairs, Mr. Narin had violated his bail conditions by failing to report to the police headquarters last month.

“Today, he got a call from police ordering him to report [to the headquarters] and now he has been arrested,” Mr. Narith said.

Mr. Narin’s arrest follows that of Meach Sovannara, chief of the opposition’s information department, who was arrested Tuesday, also for his role in the alleged insurrection.

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