Thursday, 26 June 2008

Jailed Rebel Returns From Third Hospital Visit

By Heng Reaksmey, VOA Khmer
Original report from Phnom Penh
25 June 2008

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Former Khmer Rouge president Khieu Samphan was returned to tribunal detention Tuesday, following his third visit to the hospital this week.

Tribunal observers said Wednesday they are still seeking information on Khieu Samphan's medical conditions, as worries mount that aging leaders will not see trial before they die.

However, a doctor at Phnom Penh's Calmette hospital, where all Khmer Rouge detainees are treated, told VOA Khmer Wednesday that disclosing the health conditions of Khieu Samphan would be a breach of medical ethics.

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