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Cambodia war crimes trial delayed

Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM   |   Comments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hearings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia were postponed because defendant Nuon Chea was hospitalized with acute bronchitis, officials said.

Defense attorney Victor Koppe said Nuon Chea, 86, had not said whether he waived his right to be present during the proceedings.

The prosecution agreed to adjourn, The Phnom Penh Post reported

The Post said a hearing in March will determine Nuon Chea's ability to stand trial.

Co-defendant Ieng Sary, also accused of war crimes, is also suffering health problems.

At the beginning of proceedings, the Trial Chamber elected to try each senior leader of the Communist Party separately, as they weren't sure the men could stand a lengthy trial, The Phnom Penh Post reported.

Topics: Khmer Rouge
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