Families Demand Cambodia Court Drop Charges, Free Detained Opposition Activists

Around 20 family members of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists detained in Prey Sar Prison on charges of “incitement to commit a felony” held a rare protest in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Friday demanding their immediate and unconditional release.

The protesters, who held banners and signed a petition calling on the court to drop charges against the activists, told RFA’s Khmer Service that the imprisonment of their fathers and husbands is “unjust and unacceptable.”

Sok Bolyma, one of those who gathered Friday, said her husband Khem Pheana—a former commune councilor in Phnom Penh—is innocent of the crimes authorities have charged him with.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/families-06192020163732.html

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