Events Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of Kem Ley’s Murder
This photo album covers the events that took place in Cambodia on 9 and 10 July 2017 to commemorate the killing of political analyst Kem Ley. Cambodians abroad also paid their respects to Kem Ley, with tributes taking place in Australia and Thailand. On 10 July 2016, Kem Ley was shot twice, in his chest and his head, at the Caltex petrol station in central Phnom Penh. The gunman Oeuth Ang was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in March 2017, however justice has yet to be served due to numerous concerns about the adequacy of the criminal process in both the investigation and the trial.
On the morning of 9 July 2017, after negotiating with district and para-police, a small group of youths and workers is allowed to enter and pray inside the Caltex petrol station in Phnom Penh, where Kem Ley was shot.