Sitanan Satsaksit was on the phone to her brother early in the evening on 4 June when he told her to hold the line. Wanchalearm, also known as Tar, was handing over a few dollars for meatballs at a stall opposite his home in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
Then Sitanan heard noise coming from the other end of the line.
“I heard a loud bang. At first I thought he had a car accident as he shouted ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,'” she tells the BBC.
Sitanan could hear the screams of her brother as men shouted in Khmer, a language she doesn’t understand.
But her brother had not been hit by a car – he was being kidnapped.
Witnesses at the scene say they saw a group of armed men bundling Wanchalearm into a black SUV. As he shouted for help in Khmer, some people started moving