Cambodian Opposition MPs Beaten by Demonstrators

Two lawmakers from the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) were beaten outside Cambodia's parliament on Oct. 26, during a demonstration in support of the ruling party.

2015.10.26
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The mob approached CNRP lawmaker Nhay Chamroeun’s car as he was leaving the National Assembly. Photos: RFA/Hong Sokhuntea and Chanthey Roeurn

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A mob kicked Nhay Chamroeun while nearby police officer didn’t intervene in the assault. Photo: RFA

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Nhay Chamroeun sustained injuries to his jaw, arm and nose. Photo: RFA

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The mob stopped CNRP lawmaker Kong Sak Phea’s car as he was leaving the National Assembly. Photo: RFA

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CNRP lawmaker Kong Sak Phea being beaten after he was pulled out of his car. Photo: RFA

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Kong Sok Phea’s nose and head are injured in the attack. Photo: RFA

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Pro-CPP demonstrators call on National Assembly first vice president Kem Sokha to resign in a street protest. Photo: RFA

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Protestors’ slogan says “We need peace, we don’t need Kem Sokha.” Photo: RFA

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Protesters posters read: “Kem Sokha is tricky. We need peace, just like today. We don’t support Kem Sokha”. Photo: RFA

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Pro-CPP mobs surround the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh. Photo: RFA

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party said they didn’t organize the demonstrators. However, they acknowledged that demonstrators from the CPP, CNRP and opportunists provoked the chaotic situation. Photos: RFA/Hong Sokhuntea and Chanthey Roeurn

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