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Cambodia: Khmer Rouge judgment welcome, but raises human rights concerns

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Khmer Rouge judgment raises human rights concerns 03 February 2012 The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal’s final judgment against a former prison chief in Cambodia today is an important step towards accountability but raises human rights concerns, Amnesty International said.  The tribunal’s Supreme Court Chamber upheld an earlier conviction of Khmer Rouge jailer Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, for crimes against humanity and war crimes described as “amongst the worst in human history”, and increased his sentence from 35 years to life in prison. Duch was held…

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