Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Executions feared in Kratie

Executions feared in Kratie

Executions feared in Kratie

Human rights groups fear that more than 30 people have recently been executed by

military in Kratie province.

An Aug 16 press release from the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee said six

people have been confirmed dead from extrajudicial killings and 25 were still missing.

However, a human rights worker said the numbers of confirmed dead and missing were

constantly increasing.

The dead and missing were reportedly accused of being members of the Khmer Serei

movement, which was last year said to be responsible for banditry and attacks on

military bases in the area.

Human rights workers also speculate that the dead and missing were Funcinpec soldiers

who failed to integrate after the fighting in 1997. The majority who disappeared

were 18 or 19 years old.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,