Wednesday, May 21, 2008

There Will be Blood Pressure for Khieu Samphan

A spokesman for the Khmer Rouge tribunal says the regime's former head of state has been hospitalized for high blood pressure.

The spokesman says Khieu Samphan, 76, was taken Wednesday from his detention cell at the tribunal compound to a Phnom Penh hospital. Tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath says Khieu Samphan's condition was not considered extremely urgent but necessitated attention.
Samphan is on trial for atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge when it ruled Cambodia in 1975-79, with some 1.7 million people dying from starvation, disease, overwork and execution.


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