Police Commission Hears Witnesses in Probe of Cambodian Protester’s Alleged Death by Torture

A commission set up by Cambodia’s National Military Police heard testimony from five witnesses Thursday in an alleged torture case that resulted in the death this month of a man who was detained for joining a land-rights protest.

Tuy Sros, a resident of the Ou Chrov district of Banteay Meanchey province, died in police custody on Jan. 1 after being held from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31 following the protest in which five other villagers were also detained.

Five witnesses, including four who say they were also tortured and Tuy Sros’s widow, testified before the investigation commission on Thursday.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/torture-witness-01162020173728.html

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