Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Death Stops Defendant's Appeal

The U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge on charges of genocide and other crimes affirmed Tuesday it will cease legal proceedings against Nuon Chea, the communist group's No. 2 leader who died at age 93 on Aug. 4 while his conviction was under appeal.    A statement by the tribunal's Supreme Court Chamber cited Cambodian law and international criminal tribunal precedent as the basis for its ruling. It also acknowledged a request by Nuon Chea's defense team to clarify how ending the appeal due to Nuon Chea's death...

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Published By: VOA News Swahili - Tuesday, 13 August

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