Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Heng Pov’s hearing delayed

Left: Heng Pov taken back to jail; Right: Kim Daravuth brought to court on wheelchair (Photo: Bunnak, Koh Santepheap newspaper)

Heng Pov awaiting the heating, Kao Sopha (L), his lawyer, is sitting next to him (Photo: Bunnak, Koh Santepheap newspaper)
Kim Daravuth pushed by his wife to the hearing (Photo: Bunnak, Koh Santepheap newspaper)

The court case about Heng Pov shooting Kim Daravuth, the director of the EdC branch in Chak Angre and crippling him until now, was delayed by the tribunal to another time, based on the request made by Heng Pov and his lawyer. On 28 January, Heng Pov was brought to the Phnom Penh municipal court, and Kim Daravuth, the victim, was also brought in by wheelchair by his relatives. During the hearing, Heng Pov asked to delay the court decision because he just found a new defense lawyer who did not have the chance to study his case, or to meet to discuss the case with him yet. Kim Daravuth was shot on 23 November 2005, when he went to fetch his child from the Chaktokmouk school. Unknown assailants shot him and crippled him until now.

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