Cambodian Authorities Arrest Second Opposition Activist in Two Days on ‘Treason’ Charges

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang province on Friday arrested the second activist with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in two days, charging him with “conspiracy to commit treason,” sources said.

Police took Thai Sokunthea into custody while he watered his crops near his home, his son-in-law Men Kosal told RFA’s Khmer Service, adding that authorities failed to produce a warrant during the arrest and did not inform his family members.

“I am saddened because police made no effort to inform us of the crime he [allegedly] committed,” he said.

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