Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Khmer Rouge court nixes hearings due to Nuon Chea’s health

Khmer Rouge court nixes hearings due to Nuon Chea’s health

Khmer Rouge court nixes hearings due to Nuon Chea’s health


The Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday announced that it would suspend hearings for the rest of the week, due to the ongoing health concerns of co-accused Nuon Chea, who was admitted to the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital with acute bronchitis after collapsing Sunday afternoon.

Court spokesman Lars Olsen said that ex-Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea had declined to waive his right to be present during testimony, but said that “there are no updates about his condition”. 

It is unclear when hearings will resume, he added.

“We’re waiting for the trial chamber to say what will happen next,” he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stuart White at [email protected]

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all