21 May 2008
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Jailed Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan was taken to the hospital Wednesday, as another former minister of the regime was appealing her detention.
Khieu Samphan was received at Calmette Hospital for high blood pressure, Khmer Rouge tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath said, as former social affairs minister Ieng Thirith attended a bail hearing.
It was Khieu Samphan’s first trip to the hospital, which has so far been visited by fellow former leaders Nuon Chea and Ieng Sary.
Ieng Thirith’s hearing, meanwhile, lasted nine hours, but judges delayed a verdict. Ieng Thirith’s lawyers argued she would not pose a threat to proceedings if she were released ahead of her atrocity crimes trial.