Cambodian Police Suppress Protest by Family Members of Detained CNRP Activists

Police suppressed a protest by 25 family members of detained opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists Friday in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal court, where they were demanding the release of their husbands and fathers, several of the activists’ wives told RFA.

Friday’s rally was the fifth such protest organized by family members of the 17 CNRP activists who have been jailed at Prey Sar Prison on charges of “incitement to commit a felony”

As in previous protests, police officers descended on the scene and confiscated or destroyed their banners, ordering the crowd to disperse.

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