Cambodian Activist and Government Critic Shot Dead

Kem Ley, 46, researcher and leader of the advocacy group Khmer for Khmer was shot twice at a gas station in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016.

2016.07.10
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Slain activist Kem Ley’s body lies in the Buddhist temple Watt Bodhiyarame in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Kem Ley is taken in his own car to the Buddhist temple Watt Bodhiyarame in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Thousands of monks and supporters follow a procession taking Kem Ley’s body to a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh, where his coffin is covered with flowers and fruit, July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA

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Thousands of monks and supporters follow a procession taking Kem Ley’s body to a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh, where his coffin is covered with flowers and fruit, July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Thousands of monks and supporters follow a procession taking Kem Ley’s body to a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh, where his coffin is covered with flowers and fruit, July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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The placard reads: “Thousands of Kem Leys should stand up.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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The placard reads: “Thousands of Kem Leys should stand up.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Supporters gather outside a shopping mall where Kem Ley was shot in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Kem Ley’s body lies on the floor of a shop in the gas station where he was shot in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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