Thousands of Cambodians Turn Out for Funeral of Beloved Critic Kem Ley

Kem Ley is praised as a fearless champion of Cambodians facing corruption and unaccountable government.

2016.07.18
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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA

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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA

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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA

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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Mourners pack Phnom Penh's Watt Bodhiyaramea for a Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Scenes from the Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley at Watt Bodhiyaramea in Phnom Penh, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Scenes from the Buddhist funeral ceremony for slain social critic Kem Ley at Watt Bodhiyaramea in Phnom Penh, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Slain social critic Kem Ley’s widow, Pou Rachana, at her husband's funeral at Watt Bodhiyaramea in Phnom Penh, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Kem Ley’s children and family attend the popular critic's funeral at Watt Bodhiyaramea in Phnom Penh, July 16, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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A Buddhist funeral ceremony is held on July 16, 2016 for Kem Ley at the Start Mart, a gas station convenience store in Phnom Penh where he was shot six days earlier. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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