Mittwoch, Mai 17, 2006

'No one is free from prosecution'

Some of those responsible for Cambodia's killing fields may finally be about to face trial. After years of procrastination, argument and tough negotiations between Phnom Penh and the United Nations, officials are now confident the start of the tribunal to try members of the country's brutal former Khmer Rouge regime is just weeks away. King Norodom Sihamoni announced the names last week of the judges and prosecutors - 17 locals and 13 foreigners - who will jointly preside over the extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia, as the tribunal is formally called. Prosecutors are expected to start work towards the end of June and the first trials are predicted to begin early next year.

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Author: John Aglionby