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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Queen Appeals Release

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia () -- Cambodia's queen has appealed in a letter to Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan to release three Western hostages kidnapped by his guerrillas in a southern province.

Queen Monique, the consort of King Norodom Sihanouk, asked Khieu Samphan to intervene with his local commander and request him to "release as soon as possible all those he keeps as hostages, Khmers and foreigners," in a letter dated Aug. 27.