ECCC to announce next verdict

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The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on November 16 will announce its judgement on former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for case 002/02.

Mr Chea and Mr Samphan stand accused of crimes against humanity, genocide and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.

In a statement on Wednesday, the ECCC said that it will announce a summary of findings and dispositions for case 002/02.

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Both men face charges for the genocide of the Cham and Vietnamese ethnic minorities in Cambodia during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

During the trial, the judges heard the testimony of 185 individuals, including 114 witnesses, 63 civil organisations and eight experts.

The statement noted that the court also heard about Mr Chea and Mr Samphan’s roles during an armed conflict between the Khmer Rouge and Vietnam.

Kong Sam Onn, Mr Samphan’s defence lawyer, yesterday said he expects the court to drop some of the charges, noting that his client had no true power in the regime.

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