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Uncertainty over death of activist

Rights group Adhoc is investigating the death of an opposition party activist this weekend in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.

The body of Bun Borin, 35, was brought to Poipet referral hospital at 3am on Sunday by two people who ran away, Adhoc’s provincial coordinator Suom Chankea said.

Borin had been drinking with the pair – who were later questioned by police and let go – and a man called Prak Savorn, who told police he and the victim had gotten into a fight, Chankea added.

“We are investigating whether it is a politically-motivated murder or just a murder, because he is a CNRP activist,” he said.

Chankea said police have arrested Savorn and accused him of unintentional murder.

Poipet police chief Oum Sophal merely said that Borin had died from “a fall” before hanging up on a reporter.

Local CNRP officials said it was still uncertain whether the incident was political.

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