06 May '11, 10am

Khmer Rouge victims urge transparency from court #OPENSOCIETY

Khmer Rouge victims urge transparency from court #OPENSOCIETY

A Cambodian monk (right) types on his laptop at a Battambang university in Battambang province, northwest of Phnom Penh. Survivors of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime have urged Cambodia's UN-backed court to be more transparent about two politically sensitive new cases against war crimes suspects. -- PHOTO: AP PHNOM PENH - SURVIVORS of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime have urged Cambodia's UN-backed court to be more transparent about two politically sensitive new cases against war crimes suspects. The court, dogged by allegations of political interference and strapped for cash, has yet to announce whether it will go ahead with a third and fourth case against five unnamed members of the brutal 1975 to 1979 regime. Despite 20 months of investigations, the court 'remains weak in providing meaningful information to the victims' about these two cases, prominent Khmer Rouge survivor Y...

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