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Ex-Governor's 'Slap on Wrist' for Shooting a Stark Contrast to Harsh Penalt

Community Legal Education Center

Jun 25, 2013 — Phnom Penh (June 25, 2013) – Cambodian Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) and Cambodian League for the Promotion & Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) welcome the conviction of former Bavet governor Chhouk Bandith for shooting three garment workers last year, but condemn the light sentence – one-and-a-half years in prison – for actions that amounted an attempted triple-homicide.

The sentence is little more than a slap on the wrist, and is emblematic of Cambodia’s pervasive culture of impunity for the well-connected elite.

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