Prosecutors of the first Khmer Rouge commander to face a UN-backed trial have appealed against his prison sentence for being too lenient. They claim that “undue weight” was placed on mitigating circumstances.
Judges in the trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found Kaing Guek Eav guilty of murder, torture, rape, crimes against humanity and other charges as chief of S-21 camp in the 1970s. The 67-year-old, also known as Comrade Duch, oversaw up to 14,000 deaths in Cambodia. In a statement prosecutors said: