Cambodian police arrest 3 suspects in attack on lawmakers

Cambodian police have arrested three men suspected of beating up two opposition lawmakers during an assault outside of the National Assembly last week that left one of the lawmakers knocked out cold. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the men turned themselves in to police Tuesday and confessed to the attack. The statement

said the men would be charged Wednesday, but gave few details about the suspects, who are believed to be supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. International and domestic human rights groups have demanded an independent investigation into the beatings of the opposition lawmakers, Nhoy Chamreoun and Kong Sakphea, who were pulled from separate cars and beaten after leaving an Oct. 26 session of the assembly. One was knocked temporarily unconscious and the other was seen with a bloodied nose.



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