MOSCOW, January 23 - RAPSI. A Cambodian court will summon Russian citizens Konstantin Baglay and Alexander Karachinsky for interrogation on January 29 separately from oligarch Sergei Polonsky, the billionaire's former business partner Sergei Vladi told RIA Novosti.

"The military sailors [who detained Polonsky and the other Russians] will provide testimony today," he said.

A lawyer was appointed to represent him on Monday.

The Cambodian police arrested the three men on December 31 on charges of having inflicted harm on the crew of a ship heading back to Sihanoukville from nearby islands and of having deprived them of their personal liberty.

Prosecutors maintain that, while in a state of intoxication, the men threatened the crew with knives, locked them in a hold, and then forced them to jump overboard.
The men have denied the charges, stating that they had an argument with the Cambodians over the amount of the New Year fireworks used.

In 2008, Forbes ranked Polonsky Russia's 40th richest man with a $4.35 billion fortune. He headed the Mirax Group, a property development company that went bankrupt during the global economic crisis.