28 Mar '11, 10am

Khmer Rouge jailer appeals war crimes conviction

Khmer Rouge jailer appeals war crimes conviction

PHNOM PENH : Lawyers for former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch called for his release on Monday, arguing at an appeal that he was only following orders when he oversaw the deaths of some 15,000 people. Duch, whose real name is Kaing Guek Eav, was sentenced to 30 years in jail in July by Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court for war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role at Tuol Sleng torture prison in the late 1970s. He was the first Khmer Rouge cadre to face an international tribunal, and both defence and prosecution are appealing against the punishment in a three-day hearing at the court. During his trial, the jailer repeatedly apologised for overseeing mass murder at the prison - also known as S-21 - but shocked the court by finally asking to be acquitted in November 2009. Duch's lawyer Kar Savuth told the Supreme Court Chamber that his client had only the "very...

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Former Khmer Rouge prison chief seeks acquittal

Former Khmer Rouge prison chief seeks acquittal

channelnewsasia.com 26 Mar '11, 3am

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's war crimes court will hear appeals next week in the case of of former Khmer Rouge cadre Duch, who i...