One year ago today, Hang Serei Odom, a journalist in Ratanakkiri province, received a fateful phone call. After telling his wife he was going to meet a military police officer, he bid her goodnight. He left his house in Banlung City at about 7 p.m. and never returned. Two days later, the body of the journalist was found stuffed in the trunk of his Toyota Camry, which was abandoned in a cashew plantation in OíChum district. His head and face had been hacked open with an ax. Before his disappearance, the journalist had written for the Virakchun Khmer
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