Police block ceremony to mark anniversary of Kem Ley’s killing

Chamkar Mon district police officials and security guards on July 8 prevented youth activists and monks from marching and detained a man wearing a T-shirt with Kem Ley’s image during a gathering to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the prominent analyst who was killed on July 10, 2016.

Civil society groups said the decision to block the demonstration was another example of Cambodia’s ongoing restrictions of freedom of assembly.

Some 50 police officers and security guards were deployed to prevent a group of seven activists and 12 monks from entering the Caltex gas station minimart in Phnom Penh where popular government critic Kem Ley was shot to death nearly four years ago.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/police-block-ceremony-to-mark-anniversary-of-kem-leys-killing/

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