Police Arrest Activists at Kem Ley Murder Anniversary

On the morning July 10, 2019, about 100 members of NGOs, youths and human rights activists were monitored by authorities and often stopped or moved when trying to gather at Star Mart Caltext gasoline station, to mark the 3 year anniversary of the murder of the prominent social and political analyst Kem Ley on June 10, 2016. At the same time, 3 people were detained and taken to away while they were trying to get involved in the event. The attempt to prohibit Kem Ley’s supporters from a peaceful gathering violated the Constitution as well as the Law on Peaceful Demonstration even though representatives of this event notified the event to Phnom Penh Capital Hall following procedures required by domestic law.