He said that the Cambodian municipal court had begun to consider the case and the Russian consul in Cambodia was providing support to businessman Sergei Polonsky and two other Russian citizens.
On December 31, Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky was arrested in Cambodia. According to local media he and friends imprisoned several local sailors and then forced them to jump into the sea at knifepoint. Polonsky denies all accusations
Three Russians, including businessman Sergei Polonsky, could be released from a Cambodian jail no earlier than the end of January, their lawyer told ITAR-TASS on the phone on Tuesday.
Mr. Polonsky was arrested on Monday along with two other Russian in the town of Sihanoukville and charged with violence and illegal detention.
The Russians are facing up to three years in prison, Russia’s consul in Cambodia, Pavel Seskanov, said.
Voice of Russia, Interfax, TASS