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Khieu Samphan Remains in Hospital

Jailed Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan is still at Calmette Hospital, as doctors continue exams following his admission last week.

The former nominal head of the regime was moved to the hospital May 21, for high blood pressure, and doctors have not yet “allowed” him to return to his detention cell, Khmer Rouge tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath said.

“There is no worry for his health,” Reach Sambath said.

But Khieu Samphan attorney Say Bory said his client’s “situation is worse than we expected.”

“He cannot sit, and he speaks with an unclear voice,” he said.

Khieu Samphan, 76, was arrested in November and faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.