Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tribunal: KR suspect returns from hospital

Tribunal: KR suspect returns from hospital

Former Democratic Kampuchea head of state Khieu Samphan has been returned to the detention facility at the Khmer Rouge tribunal after a minor illness that kept him hospitalised for 10 days. UN court spokesman Lars Olsen said Khieu Samphan had been sent to Calmette Hospital earlier this month, though the situation was not serious. “He was kept for observation during the time he had a cold, but now they have decided that he can be discharged,” Olsen said. The 78-year-old suspect suffered a stroke in November 2007, though he seemed alert and coherent when appearing before the tribunal last month to appeal the extension of his pretrial detention for a third year.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".