UN steps up pressure over abducted Thai activist

Cambodian authorities accused of cover-up after claiming there is no evidence he was snatched in Phnom Penh.

The United Nations has renewed its call for Cambodian authorities to investigate the abduction of a Thai political dissident who was seized by a group of men in Phnom Penh.

The UN’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances submitted a second letter this week to the Cambodian government, urging local authorities to speed up their investigation into the abduction of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a pro-democracy activist who had been living in Cambodia after fleeing Thailand in the wake of a military coup in May 2014.

Wanchalearm, 37, was attacked by several armed men outside his apartment in Phnom Penh and manhandled into a car in broad daylight as he was on his way to buy food outside his apartment on June 4, according to several witnesses.

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