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EU's concern over Cheam Channy

According to an EU diplomat, Opposition Party's military court officials and lawyers are all worried about the welfare and situation of Mr. Cheam Channy. Mr Channy, who is a member of the parliament for the Opposition Party, is in prison. The EU plans to go and visit him tomorrow.

Mr. Cheam Channy was arrested immediately after the ruling CPP and the FUNCINPEC Party voted to suspend the MP's immunity on Feb 3rd., charging that these MP's tried to form armed forces and topple the government. This action got a strong reaction from the international community.

The MP's include: Mr. Sam Rainsy, leader of Samrainsy Opposition Party; Mr. Chea Poch and Mr. Cheam Channy. Mr. Sam Rainsy and Mr. Chea Poch are in exile. Mr. Pao Paun, military court's investigative judge, in charge of Mr. Cheam Channy said that he allowed the EU delegation from England and Germany to go visit the prisoner