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KRT grants consent for Thai travel

KRT grants consent for Thai travel

The trial chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal has granted former defendant Ieng Thirith – ex-Khmer Rouge minister of social affairs and wife of her late co-defendant Ieng Sary – permission to travel to Thailand for medical treatment after a recent fall left her unable to walk.

In a filing dated March 7 and posted to the court’s website yesterday, the chamber notes that Thirith’s daughter had notified them that “Thirith on 1 March 2014 fell off of her bed ‘exacerbating her already-deteriorating conditions and causing her sustained severe pain’ and that since her injury, she has not been able to get out of bed or walk on her own”.

The filing states that a doctor recommended Thirith be transferred to Thailand from her home in Pailin province, and that a routine CAT scan on February 19 had found evidence of two “mini strokes”.

Though Thirith was found unfit to stand trial in Case 002 due to advancing dementia, the court maintains “judicial supervision” over her, and has the power to restrict her travel.

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