More opposition activists nabbed over coup threat

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Police in Phnom Penh have apprehended at least 10 opposition activists allegedly accused of supporting Sam Rainsy’s planned return and affecting security.

Major General Song Ly, deputy chief of Phnom Penh Municipal police, said that Meanchey district police arrested the 10 yesterday evening while they were gathering at the former headquarters of the now defunct opposition party in Chak Angre Loeu commune.

“They were arrested in connection with affecting social security and public order,” Maj Gen Ly said. “They are being questioned at Phnom Penh Municipal police headquarters,” he said.

Colonel Meng Vimean Dara, Meanchey district police chief, confirmed the arrests were made but declined to elaborate.

More than 60 activists and members of former opposition party have been arrested for being involved in supporting Rainsy’s planned return on November 9.

Wanted posters of Rainsy and his colleagues have been posted at all checkpoints along the Thai border.

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