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Sin Song freed

Sin Song freed

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.

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