police violence
Thai Sameat says he was beaten by Prey Veng police officers on July 20, 2020, with a photo of his black eye from the incident supplied by Sameat.

Prey Veng Court Investigating Alleged Police Violence

The Prey Veng Provincial Court is investigating a case of alleged police brutality after two men filed a complaint of physical violence and extortion against an anti-drug officer last month, a court official said on Wednesday.

A plainclothes police officer kneels on top of a man accused of buying drugs on June 29, 2020, in a screenshot of a video that was widely shared online (left). Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Sar Thet (right) (Phnom Penh Municipal Police)

Three Officers Warned Over Beating of Man Recorded in Viral Video

Three unnamed police officers in Phnom Penh received a written warning from the capital’s police chief this week after they were seen kicking and hitting a man in a widely shared social media video, which rights experts said warranted further investigation and potential consequences for the officers.