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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia sentences French teenager to 25 years in prison for role in heroin-smuggling plot

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... convicted in absentia two other Nigerians, who fled after the trio were arrested, and sentenced them to 27-year terms. During their trial in April, the two women denied any involvement in drug ...

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    Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... trial entered a crucial phase on Wednesday with closing statements in the case of former regime leaders accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th century. More than three ... Khmer Rouge wiped out up to two million people through starvation, overwork and execution in the late 1970s. The trial, which began hearing evidence in late 2011, is widely seen as a landmark ...

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    Pol Pot's deputy Nuon Chea deemed fit for war crimes trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Pol Pot deputy deemed fit for war crimes trial Pol Pot's former deputy Nuon Chea is fit to continue with his trial for war crimes and genocide, doctors told Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court yesterday following the death of a co-defendant. "From a physical point of view, I felt he is well enough to continue with the trial ...

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    Khmer Rouge trial adjourned as accused hospitalised

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Judges at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge war crimes court suspended proceedings on Monday as one of the three former regime leaders on trial for alleged atrocities was hospitalised. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 86, was taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon. According to a medical report read to the court, Nuon Chea was diagnosed with “acute ...

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    Court rules Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law, is unfit to stand trial

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law and one of the few regime members to face punishment, is unfit to stand trial, war crimes court rules ... saying the elderly sister-in-law of regime leader Pol Pot was unfit to stand trial. The UN-backed tribunal said there was "no prospect that the accused can stand trial in the foreseeable ...

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    Cambodian protesters denied bail despite global concern

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... the crackdown. Two of the detainees were released on bail over the weekend while 16 others began a hunger strike on Sunday, according to prison authorities. No date has yet been set for their trial ...

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    New bus service in Cambodia seeks to lure Phnom Penh commuters from motorbikes

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:42am by AFP

    ... trial, 10 air-conditioned buses have been running from 5.30am until 8.30pm on a single route up and down the length of busy Monivong Boulevard since last Wednesday. If successful, more routes ...

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    Cambodian court frees tycoon Sergei Polonsky

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... not currently extradite Polonsky because he faced a separate trial in Cambodia over allegations he attacked the crew of a boat, according to his Cambodian lawyer. The court ordered the property ...

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    UN secures loan to pay Khmer Rouge war crimes court staff in Phnom Penh

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... relying on donors. Two defendants- "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 87, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 82- are on trial for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. The court is now in recess. Closing statements in the first part of the trial will be heard next month. ...

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    New setback for Khmer Rouge war crimes court as prosecutor resigns

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The announcement came as a strike by court staff over unpaid wages entered a second week, threatening to disrupt a high-profile trial of two former top regime leaders from the Killing Fields era ... the salaries of the local staff are the responsibility of the Cambodian government. "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 87, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 82, are on trial for war ...




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