One Detained, Others Fearing Arrest, in Long-Running Land Dispute

Phnom Penh – A villager in Kampong Speu province was questioned on Thursday at the provincial court and later detained over his part in a long-running land dispute.

Y Sovann, 45, was accused of intentionally causing criminal damage, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Sovann’s unexpected detention caused anger among his fellow villagers, who traveled to Phnom Penh to seek intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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