NGOs Deliver Petitions for Release of 23 Detaineesi
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January 23, 2014
Nearly 200 representatives from local rights and development organizations on Thursday submitted a petition to foreign embassies in Phnom Penh, calling for help in freeing 23 detained protesters from a remote facility near the Vietnam border. All 23 were arrested in a violent crackdown on demonstrations earlier this month. Thursday’s march was not stopped by authorities, who earlier this week briefly detained 11 protest leaders. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)

NGOs Deliver Petitions for Release of 23 Detainees

Published January 24, 2014

Nearly 200 representatives from local rights and development organizations on Thursday submitted a petition to foreign embassies in Phnom Penh, calling for help in freeing 23 detained protesters from a remote facility near the Vietnam border. All 23 were arrested in a violent crackdown on demonstrations earlier this month. Thursday’s march was not stopped by authorities, who earlier this week briefly detained 11 protest leaders. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)