Civil Society Says Kampong Chhnang Authorities Detained Citizen Journalists as a Threat and Blocked Rights
Citizen journalist Snguon Nhien, who is also a land rights activist of Lor Peang community, was arrested when he was taking photos of around 50 Lor Peang community members gathering in front of Kampong Chhnang provincial court on 18 January 2023.
According to Snguon Nhien, he was pushed into a police car by four provincial policemen following an order from a prosecutor accusing him of taking photos without permission and sent to the provincial police headquarter where he was ordered to delete all the photos. He said the police confiscated three phones—one from him and two others from the protestors.
He was released about two hours later after the photos were deleted from his phone.