Security camera videos depicting the beating of four men by a group that included a personal assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen in Koh Kong province were uploaded onto YouTube on Thursday.
The two hotel videos have previously been referenced by police investigating the crime.
The graphic videos show the four assailants repeatedly kicking, elbowing and punching the victims, pointing a gun at them and using what appears to be an electric baton.
The four men – Bun Sokha, deputy chief of staff of Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit and an assistant to the premier, his bodyguards, Sum Veasna and Meang Chheangly, and driver Sum Chhaiya – were charged with “intentional violence” on Thursday and face jail terms of between three and five years.
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