Lawyers for former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan have again
lost an appeal to release their client from detention at the Khmer
Rouge tribunal on the basis that their client’s case file is not in
their common language – French. A separate hearing against the
extension of the former leader’s detention will be held Friday, where
lawyers say they will continue their translation argument. “Khieu
Samphan’s detention is illegal. We request the chamber to release Khieu
Samphan immediately,” co-lawyer Sa Sovan said Sunday.