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Five Kui Summoned by Preah Vihear Court

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The Preah Vihear Provincial Court summoned five indigenous Kui for questioning this morning, June 1, 2022. Thong Suth, Suth Savon, Thap Sok Khi, Ngon Him, and Ms. Roeun Khat (Khan) are the five accused, who are members of the Kui ethnic group and live in Prame commune, Tbeng Meanchey, Preah Vihear Province. According to the summons, the five were charged with threatening to kill and threatening to inflict damage on February 4, 12, and 13, 2022, in Sre Prieng Village, Prame Commune, Tbeng Meanchey district, Preah Vihear Province, according to Mr. Vuth Savy, a representative of the Preah Vihear Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.
The five have been summoned to court, accompanied by roughly 100 indigenous Kui communities to keep an eye on them and provide support.
They are all victims of land conflicts in Preah Vihear province with the Chinese company Ruifeng.