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Ta Mok's Relatives Are Allowed To Care For This Comatose Patient

Ta Mok's relatives are allowed to care for him at Preah Ket Mealea hospital after his lawyer says that his health deteriorates so fast that he may die in the next few days since he lost consciousness Wednesday night.

Eighty-two-year-old Ung Choeun or Ta Mok was Khmer Rouge military commander and was detained in 1999. He was taken from a military facility to a military hospital on March 29 for treatment after an abnormal hypertension, weakness, and a spinal cord condition.

Ta Mok's lawyer Benson Samay says that Ta Mok's illness is at its final stage because he was unconscious.

Military court officials and doctors Friday allege that they allow four of Ta Mok's relatives to care for him at Preah Ket Mealea hospital.

Ta Mok is awaiting Khmer Rouge Tribunal for former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity