Rights Groups Call for Probe in Thai Activist’s Kidnapping in Cambodia

A Thai political activist was snatched from the streets of Cambodia’s capital in broad daylight, human rights groups alleged on Friday, as they urged authorities to investigate the case amid a spate of abductions of Thai exiles in Southeast Asian countries.

In Bangkok, a spokesman for Thai national police said the agency was not involved in the disappearance in Phnom Penh of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, 37, while Cambodian police on Friday dismissed the report of his abduction as “fake news.”

The activist who had fled to Cambodia from Thailand, where he was wanted by authorities, apparently was abducted by gunmen on Thursday afternoon as he talked to his sister on a phone, she told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. She added that he said that he couldn’t breathe as their call ended abruptly.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/thailand-activist-06052020181510.html

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