Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge war crimes suspect Nuon Chea on Tuesday accused the prosecution of relying on selective, piecemeal and unreliable evidence and blamed the court for failing to ensure that the defendantís trial was fair and free from government interference. Nuon Cheaís national counsel, Victor Koppe, also took aim at Prime Minister Hun Sen, Senate President Chea Sim and National Assembly President Heng Samrin, who he said all took part in criminal activities during the Khmer Rouge regime and should have been compelled to appear in court to answer such allegations. Mr. Koppe said his closing
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