Cambodia: Bo Xilai witness flies to China

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The Independent Online

A Frenchman held in Cambodia because of alleged links to the Bo Xilai scandal has flown to China, where he is wanted as a witness.

Patrick Henri Devillers, 52, was detained last month in Cambodia, where he had been living for several years.

He was held at the behest of Beijing because of his suspected business links to the wife of the deposed Chinese politician. Cambodia's Information Minister, Khieu Kanharith, said Mr Devillers, an architect, had taken a flight to China late on Tuesday and that he had left of his own free will.