SIN Song, convicted of involvement in the 1994 coup attempt, was released from detention
in Thailand April 25, Thai officials said.
Sin Song was freed from a police detention center on the grounds Sri Lanka had given
him a visa to go there but, upon arrival there, was refused permission to enter.
He was reportedly put on a plane to Malaysia, where, at press time, it remained unclear
if he would be allowed to stay.
Arrested after the failed coup attempt in July 1994, Sin Song escaped from prison
later that year. He was caught in Thailand, and sentenced in absentia to 20 years
in prison by Cambodia. The Thais kept him detained, but refused Cambodian requests
to send him back to Phnom Penh.
His release in Thailand followed the release of fellow convicted coup plotter Sin
Sen from T3 prison, at the request of King Sihanouk, in March. No-one remains in
jail for the coup attempt.