Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

A Cambodian opposition figure, Nuth Pich, was arrested last week in what is seen as an intensifying crackdown on the political opposition by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Nuth Pich, a former district official for the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on August 17 in Kampot province while he was harvesting rice at his farm, his son Pun Theany told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.

”When the police came to my father they asked him if any plot of land was for sale,” Pun Theany said.

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