The wives of two activists from Cambodia’s banned opposition party called on the Ministry of Interior’s Prison Department Tuesday to allow them to visit their husbands, who are in detention awaiting a trial on charges of treason amid tight prison policies to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Keo Thai, chief of a local branch of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in Kampong Chhnang province, and his colleague Thai Sokunthea were arrested during the last week of March and have since been charged with treason, causing social instability, and inciting the military to refuse to obey the orders of their commanders. The pair are being held in a single cell in Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar Prison.
Keo Thai’s wife, Sam Chenda, told RFA’s Khmer Service she wants to visit her husband because she hasn’t seen him since his arrest more than two weeks ago and needs to speak with him about the charges he is facing.
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