No more Khmer Rouge prosecutions, says Cambodia

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No more Khmer Rouge prosecutions, says Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:28 am

No more Khmer Rouge prosecutions, says Cambodia
UN-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of genocide faces closure without government’s help
Associated Press
Mon 19 Nov 2018 02.12 GMT

Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the UN-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Deputy prime minister Sar Kheng said the tribunal’s work had been completed and there would not be any additional prosecutions for acts that led to the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people in the 1970s. The only other person convicted was the regime’s prisons chief.

The cases of four more suspects, middle-ranking members of the Khmer Rouge, have already been processed for prosecution but have been scuttled or stalled. Without the cooperation of the Cambodian members of the tribunal, no cases can go forward.

Sar Kheng cited the terms under which the tribunal, staffed jointly by Cambodian and international prosecutors and judges, had been established, limiting its targets to senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that was in power from 1975 to 1979. The rules also allow prosecuting those most responsible for carrying out atrocities.
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