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Ex-CNRP members held, released over documents

Female CNRP activists raise their hands at a party meeting held in May in Phnom Penh.
Female CNRP activists raise their hands at a party meeting held in May in Phnom Penh. Pha Lina

Ex-CNRP members held, released over documents

Four former CNRP commune officials and activists were arrested and later released in Phnom Penh on Saturday after authorities accused them of promoting the opposition’s women’s movement.

Phan Pheoun, police chief for Kambol commune, said that two former Cambodia National Rescue Party officials – Prak Seyha, the former second deputy commune chief for Kambol, and his wife, Sem Sreymom – were arrested in possession of documents listing members of the CNRP’s women’s movement. Sreymom’s name was listed as a member of the group.

Documents published by local media that were allegedly held by the activists were dated October 23, more than a month before the CNRP’s dissolution earlier this month.

Two other former CNRP activists were swept up in the same case, according to Morn Phalla, the head of the now-defunct opposition party’s Phnom Penh operations.

Nov Boeun, former Choam Chao commune council member, and Liv Vorn, former Boeung Thom commune council member, were also arrested and released on Saturday, Phalla said, adding the arrests were intended to intimidate. “This is a politically intimidating picture, forcing others to join with them coercively,” he said.

Kun Lom Orng, the former director of CNRP’s women movement, said the movement was currently inactive in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling.

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