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Tribunal Prosecutors Ask for Life Sentence for Noun Chea, Khieu Samphan

Prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal have asked for the life sentences for two aging leaders of the regime, as they continued with closing statements in a portion of the case against them. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are facing charges of atrocity crimes, including genocide. Cambodian prosecutor Chea Leang said life imprisonment for both men was necessary to bring justice to the dead and to survivors, “who experienced the regime’s atrocities under the governance of the two accused.”​ (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)