More KNLF members arrested after illegal press conference

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More KNLF members arrested after illegal press conference

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 17, 2017 9:33 pm

The KNLF seem like a very small group of harmless nutters based in Denmark, but the authorities are taking no chances by imprisoning as many members as possible on charges like plotting against the government, holding illegal press conferences, creating an illegal Minister of Agriculture...(!) OIC.
Human rights concern following KNLF arrests
17 May 2017
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Police in Phnom Penh have arrested three members of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) for offences against the Cambodian government.
The city’s deputy police chief, Soem Vuthy, said the KNLF was an illegal group and he had issued a warrant for the arrest of its leader after they held a press conference.
“The KNLF press conference was illegal and we have detained three of their members as a result,” he said.
“We are preparing the correct paperwork for the court because they illegally created a position of Minister of Agriculture of the Exiled Government against the interests of the legitimate government.”

The KNLF had claimed at its press conference that its goal was “to find a resolution to a political crisis that has been deadlocked for many years and furthermore, to demand the government respects human rights and frees political prisoners, including members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, civil organisations and political activists”.

Ten KNLF members were last year found guilty of plotting against the official government and were each sentenced five to ten years in prison...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38429/ ... f-arrests/

Previous KNLF:
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k ... -sentenced
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Re: More KNLF members arrested after illegal press conference

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 17, 2017 9:42 pm

Two arrested at KNFL presser
Wed, 17 May 2017
Police interrupted a press conference called by the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district yesterday, arresting two organisers as one called for the release of members of the organisation and other political prisoners.

Phnom Penh Municipal Police officers arrested the two in Prek Pra commune in the house of Savak Khit, the self-proclaimed head of a group called the “Inter-Racialism High Commissioner”. The men arrested were identified as Thuy Vy and Lim Sophea, according to Municipal Deputy Police Chief Sim Vuthy. Khit accompanied them to the police station voluntarily.

Vuthy said the two were arrested because “in the past, [the KNLF] had distributed leaflets, incited the people, and that was illegal. Therefore, all the actions of its members are illegal”...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/t ... fl-presser
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Re: More KNLF members arrested after illegal press conference

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 19, 2017 2:39 pm

Two released by police after KNLF crackdown
Fri, 19 May 2017
Two people arrested for their alleged links to the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) were released yesterday, while another member of the group remains in custody, a police official said.

Police made the initial arrests on Tuesday after interrupting a press conference being held by the KNLF. The government considers it a terrorist group and has arrested numerous alleged members, though it has never produced evidence that the dissident group has violent aims.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/t ... -crackdown
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