[JURIST] Prosecutors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Friday urged the tribunal to seize the passport [press release, PDF] of former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith [BBC backgrounders] whose release was ordered after she was declared mentally unfit to stand trial. The ECCC ruled [JURIST report] on Thursday that Ieng Thirith is suffering from a mentally debilitating illness, likely Alzheimer's disease, and is thus not mentally competent to face trial. The prosecutors stated...

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