Mentally Ill Man Detained After Allegedly Throwing Rocks at PM’s House

​A man who is living with a mental illness was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday and remains in detention after allegedly throwing rocks at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in the capital earlier this week, his mother said.

Rom Piseth, 30, was arrested at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and was being held at the Daun Penh district police station, according to his mother, Hean Tieng.

“My son is a person with brain and mental illnesses,” Tieng told VOD on Thursday. “If he didn’t have this illness, he wouldn’t do this.” 

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