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Three Men Charged for Murder of Journalist

  • Heng Reaksmey
  • VOA Khmer

The three suspects who were arrested on Oct 12, 2014 for the alleged murder of a Cambodian journalist, Taing Try in Kratie province. From left to right: La Narong, Kem Pheakdey and Pin Heang are (Photo: Khmer Journalist Democracy Association)

The three suspects who were arrested on Oct 12, 2014 for the alleged murder of a Cambodian journalist, Taing Try in Kratie province. From left to right: La Narong, Kem Pheakdey and Pin Heang are (Photo: Khmer Journalist Democracy Association)

Three men arrested over the weekend for the alleged murder of a journalist have been indicted by a provincial court.

La Narong, Kem Pheakdey and Pin Heng are accused of the murder of Taing Try, who was shot in the head sometime around 1 am on Sunday.

The three men are also accused of possession of illegal weapons.

Taing Try, a journalist and a member of Khmer Journalist Democracy Association who was shot once in the forehead at 1:00 AM on Oct 12, 2014. (Photo: Khmer Journalist Democracy Association)

Taing Try, a journalist and a member of Khmer Journalist Democracy Association who was shot once in the forehead at 1:00 AM on Oct 12, 2014. (Photo: Khmer Journalist Democracy Association)

Now the Kratie provincial court must decide whether to hold the men without bail.

Sok Sovan, president of the Khmer Journalists for Democracy Association, welcomed the charges and said the court should work to ensure justice for the slain journalist.

Taing Try was investigating illegal logging in the province.

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