This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) shows former Khmer Rouge leader head of state Khieu Samphan (C) talking to court officials in the courtroom
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Cambodia hears closing statements in Khmer Rouge trial

A war crimes tribunal in Cambodia, backed by the UN, has begun hearing closing statements in the trial of two Khmer Rouge members.

Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, are charged with crimes against humanity for their roles in the regime from 1975-1979.

Spokesman Lars Olsen said this was "the final milestone" before the verdict, which is expected in 2014.

  • 16 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia
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