Cambodia

Opposition Activist Murdered in Kampong Speu Province

x
Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - An activist for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was shot and killed in Kampong Speu province Monday, officials and family said Tuesday.

The activist, 67-year-old Sun Soeurn, was shot by two unknown assailants in the village of Smek Preal, in Phnom Scroch district, opposition officials said.

Sun Soeurn had joined in the opposition campaigning in July, officials for the Rescue Party said.

The victim’s wife, Pich Ann, 57, said the men showed up on Monday night around 8 pm, requesting to buy a box of beer and inviting her husband to drink with them. He declined, but when he approached them to give them change, they shot him in the head, she said.

Oung Samith, the provincial coordinator for the rights group Licadho, said the killing appeared to have been professional, due to the type of ammunition used and the nature of the killing. Licadho will investigate the case further, he said.

Soun Chan, the deputy district police chief, said police are investigating. He did not say whether police currently believe the killing was politically motivated.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Casei
X
21 January 2015
A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people. They committed various crimes as part of their campaign, which included murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts, according to Richard Rogers of Global Diligence. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviewed Richard Rogers while he was in Washington DC last week to seek international support and explain to Cambodian diaspora community in the US about the case.

English with Mani & Mori

No records found for this widget:5592

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
See more >>>