Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Court date: Summonses for trial on slain journo

Court date: Summonses for trial on slain journo

Court date: Summonses for trial on slain journo

Court date
The Ratanakkiri provincial court will hold hearings on the case of slain journalist Hang Serei Oudom on March 4, Oudom’s widow and a rights group co-ordinator said yesterday.

Im Chanthy, widow of the former stringer for local newspaper Vorakchun Khmer, said the court had summonsed her and her mother-in-law to appear on March 4 as plaintiffs.

“We have been waiting for months, and now I believe the court will find justice for my family,” she said.

Oudom was found dead, with several blows to the head, in the trunk of his car on a cashew plantation in September.

He had written several articles linking illegal logging to government officials.

The court has charged military police official An Bunheng and his wife, Sim Vy, with the murder and detained them.

Chhay Thy, provincial co-ordin-ator for rights group Adhoc, said an Adhoc lawyer supporting the plaintiffs was one of almost 20 people, including witnesses and the accused couple, to receive summonses from the court yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • PM: All 10 Asean countries to receive Rainsy arrest warrants

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states will receive warrants for the arrest of Sam Rainsy. The warrants have already been sent to Laos and Thailand. He was speaking at a joint press conference at

  • Human rights report biased, says Cambodia

    Cambodia has accused the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday of having “undermined the principle of objectivity”. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN said the Office of the

  • CNRP activists arrested for ‘plotting insecurity’

    Three activists for the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court after they were arrested for their alleged involvement in an overseas-organised plot to mobilise demonstrations and cause insecurity. National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said the

  • ‘Support of CNRP return online will lead to arrest’

    Anyone posting messages supporting the return of Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on social media will be arrested, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told The Post on Monday that authorities