Three more protesters were released from T3 prison on Thursday, leaving five still in police custody, Phnom Penh’s municipal police commissioner said.
The three released did not commit crimes as serious as the five others, said Neth Savoeun, municipal police commissioner.
Eight people had been preliminarily charged Wednesday with “using illegal weapons” such as slingshots during clashes between protesters and police.
Municipal court officials were not available Thursday to comment on the charges.
The three were “educated” before being released, Neth Savoeun said. Tuesday evening 15 other protesters released also received “education”—several hours of questioning where the mostly teen-age protesters were urged to listen to their parents and not participate in demonstrations, Neth Savoeun said.