Boeung Kak motodop returns to work

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Shane Worrell and Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post, Oct. 5 2012

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Motodop Nget Chet, photographed yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Photograph: Vireak Mai/Phnom Penh Post

A motodop at the centre of the high-profile case against imprisoned Boeung Kak lake villager Yorm Bopha has returned to work after receiving treatment for head injuries, he said yesterday.

Supporters of Nget Chet, 28, said during demonstrations last month that the motodop had been nearly brain damaged during an axe attack he blames on Bopha, 29, a well-known land activist.

Chet told the Post yesterday he had resumed his moto-taxi duties.

“I suffered a lot when I was attacked,” he said. “My nerves have been damaged and I’ve lost memory.”

Plain-clothed officers arrested Bopha and her husband, Luos Sakhorn, on September 4.

Bopha was charged with causing intentional violence over the alleged attack on Chet and his cousin Vath Thaiseng, 24, and ordered…

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