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In Brief: Khieu Samphan to remain behind bars

In Brief: Khieu Samphan to remain behind bars

Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan will remain in detention at the Khmer Rouge tribunal for at least another year after judges on Friday dismissed a request for his release. In their filing, judges claimed there were "well-founded reasons" to believe Khieu Samphan committed the crimes he is charged with and said his detention is still a necessary measure. They also acknowledged the need to protect Khieu Samphan and preserve public order.

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