Statement on the Death of Dr. Kem Ley

Statement by John Kirby, Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs; on the Death of Prominent Cambodian Political Commentator Dr. Kem Ley
Washington, DC
July 10, 2016

We are deeply saddened and concerned by reports of the tragic killing of prominent Cambodian political commentator Dr. Kem Ley.  We offer our sincere and profound condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

We are following developments in this case closely, noting the Cambodian government’s call for an investigation, and urge that authorities ensure this process be thorough and impartial.

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