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Police arrest woman protesting CNRP dissolution

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The accused. Supplied

A 47-year-old woman was arrested and sent to court on Saturday over her alleged protesting of the recent dissolution of the CNRP party.

Phnom Penh police officer Ly Vannak identified the suspect as Mong Chanthorn, a farmer from Prey Veng province.

“She was arrested after she distributed leaflets against the dissolution of the CNRP,” he said. “She also protested authorities removing banners and logos from the CNRP’s headquarters in Phnom Penh.”

After her arrest, police seized about 100 copies of leaflets calling on people to protest the Supreme Court decision to dissolve the opposition party.

Ms Chanthorn stands accused of incitement to commit a felony. She faces up to two years in prison if found guilty.

She is still being questioned by prosecutors at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Ly Sophana, spokesman for the Court, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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