Cambodia Arrests Another Activist For ‘Incitement’ as UN, Rights Group Slam Government Repression

Cambodia has arrested yet another rights activist for “incitement” as the United Nations and a major human rights group lambasted the country’s government Friday for repressing voices critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s leadership.

Muong Sopheak, the brother of Khmer Student Intelligent League Association president Muong Sony, was arrested on Thursday following a court-ordered warrant and jailed on charges of “incitement to provoke social unrest,” Phnom Penh Municipal Police spokesman San Sokseiha told RFA’s Khmer Service.

San Sokseiha did not provide any details about what Muong Sopheak, 24, had done to prompt the arrest and charges.

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