On Sunday, the 13th of January, Accused Nuon Chea was admitted to the hospital for severe bronchitis. Thus, the Trial Chamber convened only briefly on the 14th of January before adjourning to give Nuon Chea’s Defense Team a chance to consult with the Accused as to whether or not he waives his right to be present. Later in the week, Khieu Samphan was also taken to the hospital. Taking into consideration the right of the Accused to be present during trial, these events led the Chamber to make adjustments on how trial is to proceed in the following week.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 49 – Hearing on Evidence Week 44 (14 January 2013).