Cambodia’s last genocide case stands dismissed

The freeing of Yim Tith who served under Pol Pot ends further prosecutions of Khmer Rouge leaders.

The Khmer Rouge tribunal has dismissed charges of genocide brought against Yim Tith, a former mid-level commander who served under Pol Pot and is now a successful businessman.

Yim Tith was also charged with crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code.

A brief statement from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said the Supreme Court Chamber decided on Dec. 28 to terminate Case 004 against Yim Tith in the absence of an enforceable indictment.

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