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Closing statements begin in Khmer Rouge trial
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Closing statements begin in Khmer Rouge trial

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Phnom Penh, Oct 16 (IANS) Cambodia's war crimes tribunal Wednesday started hearing closing statements in the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge leaders accused of masterminding the massacre of an estimated 1.7 million people during their regime from 1975 to 1979.

Phnom Penh, Oct 16 — Cambodia's war crimes tribunal Wednesday started hearing closing statements in the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge leaders accused of masterminding the massacre of an...

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Closing statements begin in Khmer Rouge trial

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Phnom Penh, Oct 16 (IANS) Cambodia's war crimes tribunal Wednesday started hearing closing statements in the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge leaders accused of masterminding the massacre of an estimated 1.7 million people during their regime from 1975 to 1979.

Phnom Penh, Oct 16 — Cambodia's war crimes tribunal Wednesday started hearing closing statements in the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge leaders accused of masterminding the massacre of an estimated 1.7 million people during their regime from 1975 to 1979.

The accused persons on trial are ailing Nuon Chea, 86, also known as Brother Number 2, former deputy secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and Khieu Samphan, 81, the regime's former head of state.

They are charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, according to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC).

The closing statements have started with lawyers for the "civil parties" that represent the victims, followed by the statements from the prosecution and the defense.

"The closing statements will last until Oct 31 and a verdict is expected in the first half of 2014," Dim Sovannarom, chief of the public affairs section at the ECCC, told Xinhua over telephone Wednesday.

The Trial Chamber has sat for 212 hearing days since the commencement of opening statements in November 2011, the court said. Ninety two individuals gave evidence during the trial hearings.

Launched in 2006, the UN-backed tribunal is seeking justice for an estimated 1.7 million people who died under the regime between 1975 and 1979.

In March, another defendant, Ieng Sary, former foreign minister of the regime, died during trial at the age of 87 due to illness while the case against his wife Ieng Thirith, 81, ex-minister of social affairs during the regime, was suspended in September last year after the court ruled dementia had left her unfit to stand trial.

To date, the tribunal has achieved only one conviction, sentencing ex-chief of Tuol Sleng prison, Kaing Guek Eav, to life in prison for overseeing the deaths of around 15,000 people under the regime.

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