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Who Killed Chea Vichea? video cancelled


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The public screening Friday of a banned documentary film that implicates the government in the 2004 assassination of prominent union leader Chea Vichea has had to change venues because the man renting out the original location, Meta House director Nicolaus Mesterharm, would not allow the viewing.

The tussle over the showing of the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary comes amid a threat by a government spokesman on Thursday that any attempt to screen the film will be met with the summary deportation of foreign nationals involved, and the imprisonment of Cambodians.

“If you defy the ban, we kick you out,” Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said.

“If you are Cambodian, we throw you in jail,” he said.

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) had planned to show the film, “Who Killed Chea Vichea?” at the offices of Sithi Hub, a meeting space for bloggers and activists.


In a great decision: CCHR Cancelled 10th Anniversary Commemoration and Screening of WHO KILLED CHEA VICHEA? #Cambodia http://hub.sithi.org/wkcv/#.UuHqWuj-L1g

It is viewable here BUT in Khmer only.

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