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Ieng Thirith

Ieng Thirith, accused of Khmer war crimes, freed on health grounds

Former Khmer social affairs minister Ieng Thirith. Photo: Reuters

The former "First Lady" of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime was freed yesterday, after the country's war crimes tribunal had ruled she was unfit to stand trial.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 3:42am

Khmer Rouge ‘First Lady’ is released

Former Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Thirith in 2010. Experts say the 80-year-old has Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: AFP

The former “First Lady” of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime was freed on Sunday, a court official said, after the country’s war crimes tribunal had ruled she was unfit to stand trial.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Court rules Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law, is unfit to stand trial

Ieng Thirith is thought to have Alzheimer's disease. Photo: AFP

Cambodia's war crimes court yesterday ordered the release of Ieng Thirith, dubbed the "First Lady" of the murderous Khmer Rouge, saying the elderly sister-in-law of regime leader Pol Pot was unfit to stand trial.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:07am