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Thailand Was Allegedly Said to Extradite Khmer Border Activists

Cambodian police chief Hok Lundi said Friday that Thai police authorities have agreed to look for 3 border activists who are hiding in Thailand and send them back to Cambodia under the two countries' extradition agreement. The police chief made the comment at the airport Friday night after a visit to Thailand.

The Cambodian court has issued arrest warrants for Mr. Men Nath, and Mr. Ea Channa, members of the Cambodia Watchdog Council, on charges of defaming Mr. Hun Sen and inciting the Cambodian people, on border issues involving the Supplemental border treaty which Mr. Hun Sen signed with Vietnam on 10-10. They are now seeking refuge at the UNHCR headquarters in Bangkok.

Mr. Chea Moni, president of the Union of Free Workers who was also charged in the defamation lawsuit is now living in Holland. Police chief Hok Lundi said that he met with Thai police commissioner and the Thai side said it will try to follow the Cambodian's requests.

Mr. Kem Sokha, president of the Cambodia Center for Human Rights said he believed the Thai authorities won't comply with Cambodia's request because the wanted activists are not criminals. He said they only expressed their opionions.