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Community Residents Appeal for the Government not to use Violence


Monivong community residents appeal for the government not to use violence in dismantling their homes in the eviction against them.

Ms. Roeun Sokha, a community resident, was beaten by the police until she lost consciousness because she refused to sign papers to leave her home.

She says that two other people sustain head injuries and are also unconscious. Up to now the police blocks the entrances and the roads to the community and bars passengers, journalists, human rights officials, doctors from crossing and interviewing people.

The Ministry of Interior gives an ultimatum to the residents to leave the community by Junly 5th, giving them $300 and a place in Ang Snuol town Kandal province 30 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

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