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Men Saran’s Lawyer to Request for Bail

A lawyer of two-star general Men Saran is requesting for Battambang court to release his client on bail due to Saran’s failing health and temporary amnesia, an official confirmed Tuesday.

On January 17, a court in Battambang province detained one-star general Kheang Savorn, 46, two-star general Uth Sakhan, 48, and Men Saren for suspected weapon robberies and conspiracy of forming an illegal armed group.

Lawyer Hong Chan Sokha’s request followed by general Uth Sakhan and general Kheang Savorn's early release last Saturday.

Mr. Sokha tells VOA Khmer that he looks to gather enough evidence to show his client’s ailing health. He said, “my client’s wife has gone to a Bangkok hospital to get her husband’s medical records”, Sokha added.

While Battambang court judge Ith Samphoas cannot be reached from comment, leader of the Cambodian opposition party, Sam Rainsy, urges the court to release Men Saran.

The three generals, whom have links to the SRP and Funcinpec party are claimed to have ties to the 18 robberies occurred in Battambang province.