By  on April 20, 2012

The former governor of a Cambodian border town where three garment industry workers were shot in February has been charged for his role in the shootings, according to sources in the country.

Chhouk Bandith, who was governor of Bavet city in the southeastern province of Svay Rieng, is the sole suspect in the February 20 shootings, which occurred during a demonstration outside a Svay Rieng factory that produces for Puma, the German sportswear label. Although one of the victims was then in critical condition, she has since been discharged from intensive care.

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