Journalists Killed  |  Cambodia

Thun Bun Ly

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.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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