Prosecutors on Monday asked judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal to sentence former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan to life in jail for committing crimes against humanity that included the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh, the forcible transfer of people to labor camps and the execution of Khmer Republic soldiers and officials at a site in Pursat province. Summing up three days of detailed and lengthy closing statements, Deputy Co-Prosecutor William Smith argued that Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, were part of what he called a massive “Joint Criminal Enterprise” that targeted officials from Lon Nol’s
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