Nuon Chea, one of the chief ideologues of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, proclaimed his innocence and was defiant to the end as the trial against him and his co-accused, Khieu Samphan, wrapped up at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Thursday. During their trial, neither man would submit to cross-examination after claiming that it had been an unfair process carried out only to find them guilty, regardless of the facts they said would prove otherwise. Thursday gave them a final chance to state their cases and cast light on their roles in the regime that ruled for three years, eight
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