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16 September 2009 by Thierry Cruvellier

No more than ten former members of the Khmer Rouge will be prosecuted before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). On September 7th, the interim international co-prosecutor William Smith submitted to the office of the co-investigating judges what he said were his final requests for investigation. They relate to five individuals, charged in two separate submissions, thus adding to the five people already prosecuted in 2007.

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23 July 2007 by Anne-Laure Porée and Chheang Bopha

On July 18, the prosecutors communicated their introductory submission to the investigating judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) responsible for trying former Khmer Rouge leaders. Five of them are suspected of having "committed, aided and abetted, or borne superior responsibility" for 25 separate acts of "murder, torture, forcible transfer, unlawful detention, forced labor, and religious, political, and ethnic persecution." Though their names remain officially confidential before arrest, they have already been cited by observers: Duch, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith.

Chea Leang