( dpa ) - American movie star Mia Farrow and her supporters could face arrest if they proceed with a banned anti-China protest at a former Khmer Rouge torture centre, local media Thursday reported a senior official as saying.
Khmer-language daily Rasmei Kampuchea quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak as saying that anyone who defied the law "must face the court," no matter who they are.
General Sopheak was not available for further comment Thursday.
The plan by Farrow's Dream for Darfur organization to light an Olympic-style torch at the Toul Sleng genocide museum to raise awareness of China's role in Sudan and the war in Darfur ahead of the August Olympics in Beijing has enraged Cambodian officials.On Wednesday, government spokesman Khieu Kanharith accused Farrow, 62, and her supporters of reducing Toul Sleng, where up to 16,000 people were brutally tortured or perished, to a promotional fundraising vehicle for their own political ends.
Up to 2 million people died under the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime.
Dream for Darfur organizers have disagreed with the official line, calling the ban a "misunderstanding" on the government's part and have said the rally will go ahead.