Cambodian Opposition Activist Beaten Nearly to Death by Unidentified Assailants

An activist and former elected official of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was beaten nearly to death in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province by a group of unidentified men, who only spared him after bystanders intervened, he said Friday.

Four men approached Sun Thun early in the morning on Friday to inquire about purchasing a plot of his land and attacked him when he took them to the area to inspect it, he told RFA’s Khmer Service.

“They wanted to kill me,” said Sun Thun, adding that the men fled when passersby saw what was happening and called out for help.

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