It’s been a year since the young activist Phorn Sopheak was attacked, while she was on patrol in the Prey Lang forest. Sleeping in her hammock during the night, she was attacked by an unknown offender with an axe. Her foot was seriously injured.
Today, she is still struggling with the after-effects of the attack.
“It is hard for me to walk or stand for longs periods of time. The injury affects my work at me and my husband’s farm. I cannot work as hard and good as I could before the attack”.
After the attack, Sopheak handed in a complaint to the local police. There have been no arrests and no further follow up by the local police.
“I have not heard anything from the police since the attack. They did not get back to me with any information about my case. This worries me. If the authorities don’t act to investigate attacks like these, what will then happen in the future to my fellow PLCN members?”
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