Cambodia: land rights defender arrested over media interviewEvent
- Initial Date
- Jun 4, 2019
- Event Description
Community land activist Ther Then is arrested by police in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district and sent to the provincial prison af ter giving an interview to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The warrant, which accused Then of giving false information to the radio station, was issued following a complaint filed by Korm Saroeurn, former advisor to interior minister Sar Kheng. On March 12, 2019, Ther Then had shared with RFA grievances of local residents with regards to access to water to irrigate their fields.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Rights Concerned
- Right to liberty and security
- Land rights defender
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 4 June 2019, Ther Then, land rights defender, was arrested by the police after complaining in a media interview on the poor access to water in Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia.