Son of Former Opposition Member Released After Breaking into CNRP Headquarters

The 15-year-old boy, whose father is in jail for being associated with the former opposition party, was detained for breaking into the CNRP headquarters on Oct. 4, but was released after questioning this morning.

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.

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