15 October 1997


Grenade attack against office of newspaper

Incident details


(RSF/IFEX) - Two grenades were thrown by two men on a motorcycle
into the compound of the popular "Koh Santepheap" newspaper at
around 2 am on 15 October 1997. As the first grenade did not
reach the building, the attackers tossed a second grenade over
the wall, which then exploded. No one was injured in the blast,
but the explosion caused serious damage to the walls and windows
in the compound, and to a car parked nearby.

Recommended Action

Send appeals to authorities:

  • expressing serious concern over the grenade attack against the
    offices of "Koh Santepheap"
  • to do everything in their power to ensure that those responsible
    for attacks against journalists are identified and punished, and
    that these incidents are thoroughly investigated and strongly
  • calling on them to take immediate steps to guarantee the free
    flow of information and the safety of journalists in Cambodia

    Appeals To

    His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk Varman
    Royal Palace
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Fax: +855 23 26144

    Please copy appeals to the source if possible.

  • Source

    Reporters Without Borders
    47, rue Vivienne
    75002 Paris, France
    rsf (@) rsf.org

    Fax:+33 1 45 23 11 51
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