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Mu Sochua sued over Prey Speu detainees’ ‘escape’ [Cambodia]

Author: Meas Sokchea, Phnom Pehn Post [Cambodia] , Published on: 17 February 2012

...[A]fter opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua gave a spirited speech that preceded the escape of detained Borei Keila evictees from the Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre, the facility’s director has sued her...The 18 evictees, all women and children, had been summarily rounded up by police, forced into the centre and held for a week without charge after protesting against their eviction from Borei Keila by the development company Phan Imex, which had broken a promise to provide them with housing...“I was locked in the centre for more than an hour with all the women and children; the gates were locked,” she said. “I asked him if he could please open the door, and he said: ‘I can’t without orders’..."[Suing me] means they were detained, so it’s all catch 22. I want them to take me to court. I really do,” she said...Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sok Roeun could not be reached for comment. [refers to Phan Imex]

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