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General granted bail after assault allegation

General granted bail after assault allegation

Pech Tonghang, a brigadier general accused of pistol-whipping a man for staring at him, has been released on bail.

Pich Yun, the director of PJ Prison, where he was being held in pre-trial detention, said a Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge “released him on bail on June 14” after being detained since his April arrest.

In late April, Tonghang was driving his car near a warehouse and loudly honked his horn, prompting workers to stare at him. He then allegedly got out of his car, pulled out his gun and pistol-whipped a man on the head.

The victim reportedly received several stitches as a result of the beating.

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