Preah Vihear provincial police on Friday set free two prominent activist monks and three NGO workers who had been detained after joining ethnic Kuoy villagers in a land eviction protest in Tbeng Meanchey district. The three staffers from the Phnom Penh-based Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), as well as activist monks But Buntenh and But Theng, were freed Friday morning after spending a night detained by police. The group was detained in the Tbeng Meanchey district police station on Thursday after having been escorted at gunpoint by 20 military police officers from the housing eviction protest, But Buntenh
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