Nearly two dozen Cambodian youth and activists were prevented on Monday from continuing protests against the Friday night arrest of unionist Rong Chhun for his comments relating to border posts along the Vietnamese border in Tboung Khmum province.
The longtime rights activists and former head of a teacher’s association was arrested at his home in Phnom Penh late Friday night. He was sent to court and charged with incitement on Saturday, after which he was detained at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison.
While officials have not been clear over the evidence used against Rong Chhun, they are likely linked to his recent comments and statements over alleged irregularities in border demarcation along the Cambodian border with Vietnam.
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