Killing Fields Trial Ready

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Almost 33 years after Pol Pot was driven from power by invading Vietnamese, his surviving lieutenants are about to see their day in court. Prosecutor Andrew Cayley is confident enough evidence exists to secure a conviction, while the defense teams have signaled that each of the accused are likely to adopt their own strategy in fending off charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

“This is the trial the Cambodian people have been waiting for, where those alleged to be the senior leadership of the Khmer Ruge will stand trial accused of having made decisions and devised policies that led to crimes throughout Cambodia,” says tribunal spokesman Lars Olsen. Read more in The Diplomat.

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