NGO training broken up by AK47

(Phnom Penh Post, 2011-09-09) Police armed with AK-47s joined local authorities in breaking up a human rights training event in Kampong Thom’s Sandan district yesterday.

The event, organised by the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights and the Natural Resource Protection Group in Meanrith commune, had barely commenced when local officials arrived with about 30 armed police and military police.

“This is my land, my area and my commune, and you need my approval to come here,” said Chheum Khon, chief of Meanrith commune.

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