Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

Thousands of people take part in a funeral procession in Phnom Penh on July 24, 2016, for Kem Ley, a Cambodian political analyst and pro-democracy campaigner who was shot dead in broad daylight at a convenience store two weeks earlierTens of thousands of Cambodians on Sunday joined the funeral procession of a prominent government critic whose murder in broad daylight has raised suspicions of a hit job in country with a long history of political violence. Kem Ley, a popular pro-democracy voice and grassroots rights activist, was shot dead on July 10 while drinking coffee outside a petrol station in the capital. The brazen murder sent ripples of fear across a country already brimming with political tension between strongman Hun Sen and a resurgent opposition.

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