Five Days on, Cambodian Interior Ministry and Thai Embassy Have ‘No Information’ on Missing Activist

The Cambodian Interior Ministry and Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh said they had no information related to the disappearance of a Thai pro-democracy activist, despite several international rights groups and news organizations reporting the incident that occurred on June 4.

Last Friday, VOA Khmer reported eyewitness accounts from Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district of popular Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit being dragged into a black SUV by three unidentified men. The abduction was reported by Human Rights Watch in a statement released Friday morning.

Five days after the incident, Interior Ministry spokesperson Khieu Sopheak said the government will not investigate the incident unless the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh or Wanchalearm Satsaksit’s family files an official complaint with the local police.

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