The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged a man with committing violence under aggravating circumstances after he was detained by protesters at a demonstration in Phnom Penh on Sunday and handed over to police on suspicion of instigating violence at the rally near Freedom Park. Pheng Pha, 32, was one of two men detained by protesters who suspected him of trying to stir up trouble, which would have given security forces an excuse to use force on the crowd of peaceful union supporters. The second detained man, Ham Huth, was released by police without charge on Monday.
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