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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Thun Bun Ly

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
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Odom K'tek Khmer
May 18, 1996, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bun Ly, a writer and former editor of the opposition newspaper Odom K'tek Khmer, was fatally shot while riding a motorcycle in central Phnom Penh. The journalist was appealing two convictions on charges of defamation and disinformation for criticizing the government in articles and cartoons. The paper was ordered closed by the government in May 1995.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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