Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Henchman Faces Death Behind Bars – OpEd

An application by the sole survivor of the Khmer Rouge leadership to disqualify the six appeal judges who sentenced him to life imprisonment twice, for genocide and crimes against humanity, has been dismissed by a special panel at the UN-backed tribunal.

It was a small but important milestone for the tribunal.

At 88, Khieu Samphan is now expected to die behind bars after being found guilty of crimes against humanity in Case 002/01 in 2014 and then genocide in Case 002/02 four years later alongside Nuon Chea, who served as Brother No.2 to Pol Pot. Nuon Chea died almost one year ago.

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