PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia says it will not extradite a Frenchman it detained who may be connected to one of China's biggest political scandals in years.
Cambodian authorities arrested French national Patrick Devillers on June 13 for possible links to the murder in China last November of British businessman Neil Heywood.
Cambodian officials have previously said they detained Devillers at China's request but needed more evidence of wrongdoing to hand him to another nation.
Cambodia' Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said late Thursday that Cambodia would not extradite the Frenchman to China or France.
Heywood and Devillers were reportedly business associates of Bo Xilai. He was the Communist Party chief of the Chinese city of Chongqing before being ousted amid allegations his wife was involved in Heywood's death.