Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge court to give final verdict

A scene from the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ is re-enacted during a ceremony at the Choeung Ek Genocide Memorial Centre on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. – EPA pic, September 22, 2022.

CAMBODIA’S UN-backed court for the Khmer Rouge will give its final verdict today, ending 16 years of work with a ruling on the last surviving regime leader’s appeal against his conviction for genocide.

The tribunal, formally known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), will begin giving its judgment on 91-year-old former head of state Khieu Samphan at 9.30am.

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