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Journalists to stand trial in police officer's beating

Three Kratie province journalists will stand before a judge today after they allegedly beat a Snuol district police officer they believed was transporting luxury timber on Tuesday.

In two separate cars, Tea Rothmony, 33, of the monthly newspaper Khamarak Cheat, along with Hem Rattana, 38, and Choem Sinouth, 23, of the monthly newspaper Bayon, chased down deputy police officer Por Lim, 40, when they suspected his car contained illegal timber, said Nhan Soyun, a police officer in Snuol. Despite being hit from behind during the chase, Lim refused to pull over and drove to a villager’s home, where the three allegedly attacked him, Soyun said.

“They grabbed a wooden stick and a brick, and beat him all over his body. He was critically injured in the head,” he added, noting that Lim was hospitalised.

Police who arrived on scene arrested the alleged assailants and found no timber in Lim’s car.

The journalists were detained by provincial police for two nights ahead of their scheduled court appearance today.

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