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New political party gets OK to visit jailed CNRP

New political party gets OK to visit jailed CNRP

Director of Prey Sar prison, Kim Sarin said in a letter yesterday that he would allow a delegation from the newly formed Cambodia Youth Party to visit 15 jailed opposition officials and activists today – with the caveat that there be no whispering among the two parties.

There is to be “no taking photos, recording and interviewing secretly with the jailed people”, the letter reads. CYP leader Pich Sros had requested the visit with jailed Senator Hong Sok Hour, opposition information head Meach Sovannara, and 13 other jailed opposition activists.

Sros confirmed yesterday that he would abide by the rules laid out in the letter, but would still describe the meeting afterwards. If the activists refused to meet with him, however, there would be no hard feelings, he added.

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