Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ...Or showing the horror?

...Or showing the horror?

...Or showing the horror?

The Editor,

Your coverage of the aftermath of the grenade attack on 30 March 1997 graphically

illustrated - through words and pictures - that, as with all such attacks, behind

the cold statistics lie individual human lives, shattered by violence. In taking

the difficult decision to publish such personal and distressing details, your newspaper

has ensured that the full horror of the events of 30 March is known across the world.

People ought to know what took place in Phnom Penh on that day. National elections

are due in Cambodia in 1998. It is vital that the fundamental rights to freedom of

expression and association be upheld. All those who care about human rights in Cambodia

should appeal to the Royal Government to carry out a full investigation into the

attack of 30 March and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.

- Rory Mungoven, Program Director, Asia & Pacific, Amnesty International,

London.

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