Cambodia

    The first person to be charged by the UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes has appealed against an order for his provisional detention. Kaing Guek Eav (known as Duch) was detained July 31 on charges of crimes against humanity over his role as chief at the S21 prison in Phnom Penh during the Khmer Rouge’s rule in the 1970s, when hundreds of thousands of people were killed or died from starvation, forced labor and ill treatment. (UN News)

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