A Youth Leader and a Buddhist Monk Are Arrested and Charged over Plans to Hold a Demonstration

They intended to organize a protest in Phnom Penh to call for the release of union leader Rong Chhun.

National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said that Venerable Koet Saray, an ordained Buddhist monk, and Mean Prommony, vice-president of the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association/Khmer Thavarak, were sent to Prey Sar prison on Monday afternoon (Sept. 7) after appearing in court where they were charged with “incitement to commit a felony or cause social unrest.”

The Venerable Saray was disrobed before being sent to court, Kim Khoeun said.

According to the human-rights NGO Lichado, Venerable Saray and Prommony were arrested on Sept. 6 in Phnom Penh over their plans to hold a small demonstration at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Monday (Sept. 7) to call for the release of union leader Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, who was arrested on July 31.

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