The defense team for Khieu Samphan came out swinging at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday, beseeching the public not to turn a blind eye to what they said was unashamed bias toward the prosecutorsí case and closing statements, which went beyond the scope of the trial. Taking the lead as hearings opened, Co-Lawyer Arthur Vercken also became the first party to be admonished by Trial Chamber President Nil Nonn at this stage of the trial after he lambasted the prosecution and Trial Chamber judges, accusing both of pandering to the courtís financial donors who are expecting guilty verdicts, and
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