CNRP Activist Arrested in Cambodia, Held on Unknown Charge

Cambodian authorities arrested a former opposition party activist on Thursday, taking him into custody in northwestern Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province where he had gone to work as a taxi driver, sources told RFA’s Khmer Service as the government of Hun Sen continued legal action against the party it banned nearly two years ago.

Hun Sokong, a member of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and a former resident of the central province of Kampong Cham, was arrested without a warrant and is being held on an unknown charge, sources said.

“My husband has been arrested unjustly,” Hun Sokong’s wife Khan Sokunthea told RFA on Thursday, saying that the former party activist had given up politics after the CNRP was banned by court order two years ago and had moved to Banteay Meanchey to find work.

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