Jailed Cambodian activist hospitalized amid hunger strike

Cambodian officials could face US visa bans over Theary Seng’s imprisonment.

Khmer-American lawyer and Bible editor, Theary Seng, has been hospitalized 10 days into a hunger strike staged to protest against the incarceration of about 60 political prisoners, prompting a prison visit by United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy.

Sources close to the family said Theary Seng, 53, was coping well as she neared the end of her hunger strike but was placed under observation in hospital at Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh as a precautionary measure.

“Despite the bare-bones cell and limited resources, she isn’t letting the situation dampen her spirits because she is suffering a cause beyond herself,” one family source said regarding the prominent Christian and human rights activist who was convicted of treason in June 2022.

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