Youth Activist Group Plans 8-Day Protest After Two Members Jailed

The youth activist group that has been driving this month’s protests in support of unionist Rong Chhun will again attempt to hold a demonstration against the arrests of government critics — including two of its members now in jail — early next month.

Tha Lavy, a member of Khmer Thavrak, told VOD on Sunday that the activist group had filed a petition to Phnom Penh City Hall on Friday to protest at Freedom Park against the detention of Chhun, two of its activists and two others.

If allowed, Lavy said the group would demonstrate at the park on National Road 5 from September 7 through 15 for the release Chhun, group members Chhoeun Daravy and Hun Vannak, activist Sar Kanika and Khmer Win Party leader Suong Sophorn — the latter four detained and charged for incitement after expressing support for the unionist.

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