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Brothers Charged With Attempted Murder

Two brothers detained last week by Battambang provincial officials have formally been charged with attempted murder, following an altercation with a fishing lot owner.

The brothers, Chan Voeut and Chan Rin, who claim to be persecuted Sam Rainsy Party supporters, have been in jail since last Wednesday, when 60 demonstrators gathered in Battambang town on their behalf.

The two men were arrested after a fishing lot owner accused them of trying to kill him and being armed with a knife.

Sam Rainsy Party officials say the two men are being persecuted for their political support of the opposition.