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Sixteen Years Later, Victims Remembered, Calls for Grenade Attack Justice

The National Rescue Party organized Cambodians Saturday to gather at the site of a 1997 grenade attack that left 16 people dead and more than 100 injured. Sam Rainsy, the National Rescue Party president, spoke from abroad via Skype to the crowd, noting the absence of justice. “The victims and Cambodian people are still waiting for an investigation and to bring suspects and the responsible behind the crimes to account,’’ Sam Rainsy said. Investigators said four grenades were tossed into the March 30, 1997 rally in support of judicial reform in front of the former National Assembly adjacent to the Royal Palace but no one has been held responsible. Sam Rainsy was speaking at the rally when it was attacked. (VOA Khmer)