GN Time: A journalist was physically attacked by illegal cross-border timber traders

Description

A local journalist in Kratie province was beaten by a group of crossborder timber traders on 18 July 2022 in Snoul district, Kratie province on the Vietnam border. The victim was San Sim (call Ra), a 52-year-old reporter for Somraek Satrey Khmer in Snoul district, who told GN times that while he was sitting and eating potatoes at a villager’s house, suddenly three people armed with sticks attacked him. He identified one of the perpetrators as Khyong, who he said was an active timber merchant who transports wood into Vietnam. According to the victim, the attack was in retaliation to his work of trying to get photos of merchants and report about their illegal trade

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Male
Age
Country
Kratie
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Khyong
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Year of incident
2022
Type of incident
Physical assaults (include death, injury, abduction)