Khieu Samphan still in hospital

Khieu Samphan still in hospital

Nearly a week after he was rushed from the ECCC with high blood pressure, Khieu Samphan remained hospitalized Tuesday, court spokesman Reach Sambath said.

Sambath said Samphan's condition is not critical and doctors at Calmette Hospital will release him to tribunal custody once his checkup is complete.

The former DK head of state was taken to Calmette last Wednesday, the same day Ieng Thirith appealed her pre-trial detention before the ECCC. Media reported that Samphan became stressed while working on a book.

Samphan, like many of the eldery Khmer Rouge defendants, suffers from several chronic health conditions. Some worry he could pass away before facing trial.

 

"Cambodian people are afraid that [Khieu Samphan] will -- like Brother Number One Pol Pot and one-legged former KR military commander Ta Mok -- die without relating the secrets he knows of the mass killings during the KR regime," Licadho president Kek Galabru told the Mekong Times.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being

  • EU agrees VN trade deal despite rights concerns

    The EU on Wednesday agreed to a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a country described as having a “major rights-abusing government”. This comes amid the 28-nation bloc preparing the procedure for a possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade agreement on