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Cambodia: 10,000s turn out in Phnom Penh for funeral of slain govt. critic

Cambodia, Phnom Penh
July 24, 2016 at 09:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands of Cambodians took to the streets of Phnom Penh, Sunday, to attend a funeral procession for prominent government critic Kem Ley, who was murdered in daylight during a shooting on July 10.

A former soldier and farm worker was charged with the murder of the political activist after claiming that he killed him over a $3,000 (€2,730) debt.

Many Cambodian activists suspect foul play and a political conspiracy over the killing, believing that Ley was killed for his vocal opposition to the government.

Credit: John Weeks - @john_weeks

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Tens of thousands of Cambodians took to the streets of Phnom Penh, Sunday, to attend a funeral procession for prominent government critic Kem Ley, who was murdered in daylight during a shooting on July 10.

A former soldier and farm worker was charged with the murder of the political activist after claiming that he killed him over a $3,000 (€2,730) debt.

Many Cambodian activists suspect foul play and a political conspiracy over the killing, believing that Ley was killed for his vocal opposition to the government.

Credit: John Weeks - @john_weeks

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