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Russians to appear in court again

The two men arrested last month with Russian tycoon Sergei Polonsky will appear in Sihanoukville’s provincial court for questioning on Tuesday, a prison official told the Post yesterday.

Russians Alexander Karachinsky and Konstantin Baglay, both 25, were arrested with Polonsky last month over an alleged act of violence against six boatmen during a trip off the coast of Sihanoukville.

Tan Nareth, deputy director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial prison, said court president Mong Monichakrya and investigating judge Sar Lina had ordered him to prepare the two men – but not Polonsky – for questioning on January 29.

Monichakrya and Lina could not be reached for comment.

The three Russians have been charged with intentional violence and illegal detention.

The alleged victims, six boatmen who are employed by Polonsky’s business partner, have agreed to drop complaints in exchange for $20,000 in compensation.

Lina’s investigation is continuing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Cheang Sokha at sokha.cheang@phnompenhpost.com

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