Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal: Will Chea and Samphan’s appeals bring the trials to an end?

Last week the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down a historic verdict against two elderly leaders of the regime that claimed at least 1.7 million lives, legally declaring for the first time that genocide had occurred in Cambodia in the 1970s.

But days after that decision, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng declared there were no more Khmer Rouge leaders left to try and that Khmer Rouge court proceedings would end once Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan’s appeals were heard.

“As for [other top Khmer Rouge leaders] to be brought to justice, there are no more left,” he said, according to local media.

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