Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:57 pm

Phnom Penh: On 3 November 2018, Judge Leang Chey of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court announced the sentences of the men accused of beating Dr Suy Sareth in March 2018, in a case of mob justice. Jail terms of three years to 18 months were delivered to the three men, as well as financial compensation of 500 million riel (or $ 125,000) to the victim.
The accused were charged with intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and intentionally causing damage with aggravating circumstances under Articles 218 and 411 of the Penal Code.

The three accused admitted that they smashed the car and attacked Suy Sareth, a university professor, causing him serious injuries. However, they pleaded mitigating circumstances, saying they believed that the victim was of Chinese nationality.
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by Spigzy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 am

So if he had been Chinese that would have been alright then?

#KhmerLogic
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:14 am

However, they pleaded mitigating circumstances, saying they believed that the victim was of Chinese nationality.

I shouldn't laugh at racism however this seems almost comical as an excuse
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Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:25 am

JUDGEDREDD wrote:However, they pleaded mitigating circumstances, saying they believed that the victim was of Chinese nationality.

I shouldn't laugh at racism however this seems almost comical as an excuse
What else could they really say? That they screwed up and beat up a politically someone that shouldn’t have been touched.
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by willyhilly » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:36 am

Those Daun Penh security guards have been state sanctioned bullies for years. They must have thought that they were untouchable.
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by Rogue » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:49 am

Spigzy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 am
So if he had been Chinese that would have been alright then?

#KhmerLogic
To answer your question, yes!

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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:35 am

Rogue wrote:
Spigzy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 am
So if he had been Chinese that would have been alright then?

#KhmerLogic
To answer your question, yes!

#everyoneslogic
Seemed to be to be a calculated Khmer risk. Kinda like professing addiction or insanity defense in the West.

Admitting they screwed up and messed up someone they shouldn’t have touched would have them lose face big time. But he isn’t part of iron man’s family relations so there probably isn’t a verdict that the judge must carry out. Plus the locals aren’t particularly thrilled with the PRC Chinese, especially seeing the transformation of Sihanoukville. They accept because the leaders tell them to. Maybe they are betting that the judge is ordinary enough to be sympathetic.

Or they could just claim they were possessed by tree spirits.

Would be interested to hear the eventual verdict.
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:03 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:35 am

Would be interested to hear the eventual verdict.
It's about three comments above yours.
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by Fourkinnel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:29 am

What about the two folk he hit before they caught up with him. Reading through the posts one was seriously injured. What compensation did they get for injuries and their damaged vehicles?
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Re: Man and his Car beaten badly #PublicJustice

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:13 pm

However, they pleaded mitigating circumstances, saying they believed that the victim was of Chinese nationality.

Just wait

These things always end badly
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