Police in Cambodia Arrest 15-Year-Old Autistic Son of Jailed Opposition Member

Police in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh have arrested the 15-year-old autistic son of a jailed member of the country’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) after he entered the party’s abandoned headquarters to collect flags, according to his mother.

The son of former senior CNRP member Kak Komphear was arrested by local police after he entered the party’s old headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Chak Angre Leu district on Sunday by climbing over a fence, his mother Prum Chantha told RFA’s Khmer Service, citing a statement by the authorities.

The police, who have yet to charge the boy, photographed him standing against a wall in handcuffs and the image has since been posted to social media and shared widely, she said.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/autistic-10052020150508.html

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