Lawyers for Nuon Chea on Thursday told judges at the Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal that “the only avenue forward” for the regime’s former deputy secretary is an acquittal, due to weak evidence that fails to implicate him and a trial that the defense deems to have been inherently unfair. The 87-year-old’s international lawyer, Victor Koppe, and his national counterpart, Son Arun, used their second and final day of closing statements to attempt to further discredit the case put before the court by co-prosecutors. They also, again, asked why the government’s National Assembly president, Heng Samrin, who they
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