Three Years On, Persecution of Former Opposition Members Continues Unabated

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party district councilor Sun Thun was arrested from his home Monday morning. Local police arrived at his home in Kampong Thom province’s Taing Kouk district and detained him without even mentioning the charges against him.

Sun Thun’s arrest mirrors the detention of other former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials and members, many of who were stripped of their local government positions when the party was forcefully dissolved by the Supreme Court in 2017.

“They came with a car, they put him into the car and drove away,” said his wife, Seng Chanthorn.

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