Family of slain Cambodian activist Kem Ley mark five-year anniversary

A former soldier claimed that an unpaid debt was the motive to kill in a trial, which critics say was a cover-up.

As the family of slain Cambodian activist Kem Ley rebuild their lives in Australia, his youngest son, born just months after the assassination, acts as a human timepiece measuring the years since the five brothers lost their father.

Kem Ley, a popular analyst and critic who dabbled in grassroots politics, was shot at point-blank range at a gas station cafe in Phnom Penh in 2016.

An unemployed former soldier confessed to the killing and claimed the motive was an unpaid debt, in a trial critics say was a political cover-up.

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