The 15-year-old son of a former opposition party official, Kak Sovanchhay, was released on Tuesday (Oct 6), according to a Phnom Penh Municipal Police spokesperson. Sovanchhay was arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 4 for entering the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) headquarters in Meanchey District, Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh Police spokesperson San Sokseyha said on Oct. 6 that Sovanchhay was arrested after authorities saw him jump a fence and enter the former CNRP headquarters. Authorities are concerned about losing CNRP belongings and said that the headquarters was off-limits.
“We were afraid of losing CNRP’s belongings, so we detained him for questioning. After we checked out it was okay, we released him,” he said.