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Twenty-Three Arrested Protesters Held in Kompong Cham Prison [Cambodia]

Author: Kuch Naren, Cambodia Daily, Published on: 9 January 2014

After refusing for days to disclose the location of 23 protesters arrested last week and then charged in court, prison officials revealed…that the group is being held in a notorious jail in Kompong Cham province…The group includes union leaders, activists and striking workers, who have been charged at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with the intentional destruction of property and intentional violence under aggravating circumstances… Licadho and the Community Legal Education Center described the CC3 facility as “among the harshest prisons in Cambodia.”…Am Sam Ath, technical supervisor with Licadho, said that medical teams from his organization had visited the CC3 prison Wednesday and met with the prisoners. Each member of the group had been beaten both before and after their arrest, he said…

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