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Commemoration on Veng Sreng

A small ceremony held by activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) was held yesterday near the Canadia garment factory complex on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A group of around fifty people, a mix of monks and citizens, gathered to show their support for the four dead and the twenty-three detainees still being held by the government after deadly clashes early in January. The group gathered as the sun set, lighting candles and incense. Though bail hearings for the detainees are scheduled later this month, little is known about what fate awaits them.

 February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. A monk looks inside a medical clinic that was destroyed by protestors during clashes with police early in January. When clinic's doctor refused to help a wounded protestor, an angry mob forced entry, smashing and looting the interior. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. A monk looks inside a medical clinic that was destroyed by protestors during clashes with police early in January. When clinic's doctor refused to help a wounded protestor, an angry mob forced entry, smashing and looting the interior. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

 February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) prepare to hold a ceremony in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) prepare to hold a ceremony in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

 February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Candles and stickers are arranged to spell "Free 23", in support of the six dead and 23 detainees resulting from deadly clashes early in January. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Candles and stickers are arranged to spell "Free 23", in support of the six dead and 23 detainees resulting from deadly clashes early in January. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

 February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. A monk lights sticks of incense. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. A monk lights sticks of incense. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

 February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. People pray during a ceremony held by activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. People pray during a ceremony held by activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

 February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) hold a commemoration ceremony for the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) hold a commemoration ceremony for the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

 February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. People light incense during a ceremony held by activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

February 01, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. People light incense during a ceremony held by activists and monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) in commemoration of the victims of garment clashes that took place in January 03, 2014. The IMNSJ and activists also called for the release of 23 detainees, arrested during the clashes and still held in pre-trial detention. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

 February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. The ceremony ended as the sun set. Bail hearings for the 23 detainees are sheduled for later in February. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom

February 1, 2014 - Phnom Penh. The ceremony ended as the sun set. Bail hearings for the 23 detainees are sheduled for later in February. © Luc Forsyth / Ruom