After two years of hearings and testimony from witnesses and civil party applicants, the first “mini-trial” in a monumental case against the remaining two out of an original four Khmer Rouge defendants is nearing an end. Starting on Wednesday, and over the next two weeks, the public will hear civil party lawyers demand reparations for their clients, who number in the thousands, and the prosecution will also advise the Khmer Rouge war crimes court as to what sentences they feel are appropriate, given the crimes that both Nuon Chea and former head of state Khieu Samphan are accused of committing.
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