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CCHR employee briefly detained over ‘logging’

An officer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights was arrested and briefly detained on Friday as part of an alleged investigation into illegal logging in Kratie province’s Sambor district.

Public forum project coordinator for CCHR Chhim Savuth said on Friday that 10 commune police officers and the Bansuong Thlak village chief arrested him at his home.

He was detained for two hours before being released. He denied that his arrest was related to illegal logging.

To contact the reporter on this story: May Titthara at



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