Making their closing statements at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday, the defense team for war crimes suspect Khieu Samphan used a long-held strategy to argue that their client was simply a well-intentioned individual who sought only the best for his country after years of conflict. Khieu Samphan’s national lawyer, Kong Sam Onn, said that while Khieu Samphan had been seen as something of a face of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, both at home and abroad, “his role was confined to protocol.” Mr. Sam Onn said that “Pol Pot saw advantages of expanding the revolutionary movement” by
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