Yet Another Former Opposition Figure Arrested

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party activist Oeur Narith has been arrested on charges of plotting as the crackdown against critics of the government continues.

Phnom Penh police on Sept. 20 arrested Oeur Narith, a former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist. Narith was arrested on charges of plotting, a crime laid out in Article 453 of the Criminal Code, according to a National Police spokesperson.

National Police spokesperson San Sokseyha on Sept. 21 said that authorities have investigated Oeur Narith and found out that he funded some activists of the former opposition party to assist them in plotting to overthrow the government.

“We have enough evidence for the arrest,” he said, adding that police have sent Narith to the prosecutor.

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