No Cambodia trial over Aust men’s deaths

The prosecution of a Khmer Rouge naval commander who was blamed for the deaths of two Australians at Cambodia’s notorious Killing Fields is not expected to proceed and will be finalised by the end of the year.

Neth Pheaktra, spokesman for the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, said charges against Meas Muth were “stuck” after international and local prosecutors failed to reach the super-majority needed for the case to proceed.

“Now it is in the hands of the prosecutor, defence lawyers and the civil parties, as they need to clarify about the legal proceedings,” he told AAP.

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