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Leaflets land six in custody

Leaflets land six in custody

Six individuals have been arrested on suspicion of distributing anti-government leaflets in Takeo and Phnom Penh provinces.

The suspects allegedly dropped about 80 leaflets early on Friday morning in Chamkarmon and Prampi Makara district in Phnom Penh.  The men were arrested in separate instances on Friday and Saturday.

National police spokesman Kirt Chantharith said that police arrested three people in Takeo, Kandal and Kratie provinces, and three in Phnom Penh in connection with leafletting, but did not elaborate on how they identified the suspects.

“The six confessed that they delivered the leaflets,” said Kirt Chantharitha, adding that four were sent to the Takeo provincial court and two were detained in Phnom Penh.

“The leaflets allegedly cursed and accused the government of allowing Vietnamese to kill Khmers and selling land to Vietnam,” he said.  

Tep Sophorn, deputy governor of Prampi Makara district, said 33 anti-government leaflets were collected from two communes in his district on Friday morning.

“I don’t remember it all, but it is a one-page leaflet that curses ... Hun Sen,” he said.


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