Detention appeals denied

Detention appeals denied

In public hearings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday, the pre-trial chamber judges upheld the extension of pre-trial detention for Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith and Khieu Samphan for a third year after their arrest in November 2007. You can read more about it here, or check out the court's own website to read the full text of the judges' rulings on Ieng SaryIeng Thirith and Khieu Samphan.

Ieng Sary appears at the court in February to appeal his pre-trial detention (ECCC Pool).



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