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Cambodia: Further information on fear for safety: Kang Kek Leu, aka Ta Pin, aka Duch

, Index number: ASA 23/009/1999

Former Khmer Rouge official Kang Kek Ieu was apprehended in Battambang province on 9 May 1999. The Cambodian authorities have claimed he is in "protective custody" in Phnom Penh. However, no details have been provided of his place and conditions of detention, and Amnesty International remains concerned for his safety. Torture in police custody is widespread in Cambodia. Kang Kek Ieu has not been officially arrested and his status as a detainee remains unclear.

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