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Second Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal Complaining of Interference

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A second international judge has resigned from the tribunal prosecuting Khmer Rouge war crimes, complaining of improper interference in his work. Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet announced his decision Monday, on the same day the tribunal was expecting to hear dramatic evidence from the convicted Khmer Rouge prison warden known as Duch . The Swiss jurist joined the […]

Duch to Testify Against Former Khmer Rouge Bosses

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A notorious Khmer Rouge jailer is scheduled to testify Monday against the top three surviving members of the party that imposed a reign of terror on Cambodia during the late 1970s. Former prison warden Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch , is the only person so far to have been convicted by the international […]

Cambodian Police Name Mayor as Suspect in Shootings

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodian authorities have named the mayor of a small border town as the prime suspect in the shooting of three factory workers who were wounded last week as they protested for higher pay and better working conditions. Interior Minister Sar Kheng confirmed the suspect’s identity to reporters Thursday in Phnom Penh. Witnesses say the suspect […]

Tribunal: Khmer Rouge Jailer to Testify Against Superiors

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The war crimes tribunal hearing criminal cases against leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime says the group’s chief executioner — already serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity — will testify against his superiors. Judge Nil Non, in a statement , said Kaing Kek Iev, better known as Duch , will testify when the […]

Judge to Probe Khmer Rouge Case Despite Cambodian Resistance

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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An international judge attached to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal says he has begun investigating a new case of suspected atrocities, without the support of his Cambodian co-investigating judge. Swiss Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, in a statement Thursday from Phnom Penh, said he does not need the approval of Cambodian colleague You Bunleng to move […]

UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling extends a lower court’s 19-year sentence that has been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling increased a lower court’s 19-year sentence that had been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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UN Rejects Cambodian Move to Block Tribunal Judge

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a Swiss jurist will soon begin work as an investigating magistrate at the special tribunal probing Khmer Rouge war crimes despite the Cambodian government’s refusal to approve his appointment to the court. U.N. spokesman David Scheffer, speaking Wednesday, said Cambodia has no legal authority to block Swiss Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet from […]

Cambodia Refuses to Seat Swiss Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Cambodia is refusing to permit a Swiss investigating judge to take his place on the tribunal trying suspected Khmer Rouge war crimes, blocking at least two pending cases. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the U.N. has been formally notified of Cambodia’s decision not to appoint Swiss magistrate […]

Cambodia Refuses to Seat Swiss Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Cambodia is refusing to permit a Swiss investigating judge to take his place on the tribunal trying suspected Khmer Rouge war crimes, blocking at least two pending cases. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the U.N. has been formally notified of Cambodia’s decision not to appoint Swiss magistrate […]

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