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SRP Calls Koh Kong Arrest Intimidation

The Sam Rainsy Party says Koh Kong military officials have unjustly arrested a party candidate for the upcoming commune elections.

The SRP said in a statement that Lay Saban was arrested after he intervened in an altercation between two military officials and a citizen, who was injured.

A Koh Kong judiciary official said he had not received a report of the incident, but rights groups promised to investigate.

SRP Secretary-Genral Mu Sochua said she suspected that Ly Saban was jailed to intimidate witnesses and activists alike.