A verdict in the brutal slaying last year of an investigative journalist in Ratanakkiri province is due to be handed down by the provincial court today following a reinvestigation into the case. Hang Serei Odom, 42, a reporter for the Virakchun Khmer Daily, was found hacked to death, his body stuffed in the trunk of his Toyota Camry, in O’Chum district on September 11. In the months prior to his murder he had written about officials in*volved in the illegal timber trade. After initial court hearings in April and May this year, a panel of three judges decided
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