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Speedy trial demanded for Khmer Rough chiefs
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Some 600 hundred protesters, including Buddhist nuns and Cambodian Muslims, marched in the capital yesterday to urge a speedier trial for former leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge.
A long-delayed, United Nations-backed tribunal is seeking accountability for atrocities during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-79 rule, under which an estimated 1.7 million people died from starvation, disease, overwork and execution.
"If the process of the trial continues to be too slow, then the aging former Khmer Rouge leaders will be die before facing trial," said Yin Kean, a 72-year-old nun. "I wish to see these leaders taken to court soon so that they will reveal who is responsible for the deaths of Cambodians under their regime."


Updated : 2021-06-19 09:34 GMT+08:00