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First name:  Chom Mongkol

Last name:  Tou

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Editor
  • Media outlet:  Antarakhum
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Cambodia

  • Died:  10 June 1994 Cambodia
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total


Died a day after being found unconscious, hit on the head, in a main street in Phnom Penh beside his motorcycle. The state of his clothes, the damage to his motorcycle and an autopsy ruled out an accident.

  • Cambodia - 1990s
  • Government was authoritarian in the 1990s and freedom of expression not guaranteed. The United Nations sent a force to Cambodia in 1993 to help restore political order but it had little effect. Media laws were harsh, supposedly to protect "political stability."

  • His paper had accused top politicians and soldiers of corruption.


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