01 January 2012


Remembering Ron Abney

Photo © 2000 by Rich Garella

Ron Abney, a kindly fighter for freedom, passed away as this new year began.

Ron spent many years side by side with the Cambodian democracy movement as an adviser and ally. He was wounded in the 1997 grenade attack against peaceful demonstrators in Phnom Penh, and never stopped demanding justice for those who died there. He founded Voices for Global Change and became a pillar of the Takeo Orphanage in Cambodia. And in the last three years, he served on the advisory board for Who Killed Chea Vichea?.

Ron was a man who would chip away at the wall of injustice even if it were a thousand miles high. If all of us did the same, it would fall in an instant.

Thank you, Ron.

Memorial on Ron's Facebook page
Obituary in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Article from Voice of America
Statement from International Republican Institute



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