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Closure of Cases May Reflect Official View of KR

What of UN efforts to prosecute mid-level officials? With Friday’s closure of an apparently dormant investigation into the revolutionary military, the Khmer Rouge tribunal may...

Reported Plan Under Way to Scuttle Tribunal Cases

Allegations are outside the court’s first two cases, may never be addressed After years of pressure from the government, judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal...

Hambali Sought Missiles in Phnom Penh, File Says

Suspect detained in 2003 based on Cambodian intelligence The antisecrecy organization WikiLeaks yesterday published a classified US Defense Depart­ment file on the Indonesian terrorism de­tainee...

Before Charges, Activist Cites Two in a Dormant KR Inquest

A civil party to the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s coming trial of senior regime leadership was to attempt today to lodge claims against two revolutionary...

UN Reassigns Officer Amid Hun Sen’s Acrimony

The UN has recalled to Geneva its senior-most human rights officer in Cambodia, Christophe Pes­ch­oux, whose relations with the gov­ernment were at a standstill....

Virachey National Park Now Open to Rubber, Agribusiness

After opening the bulk of Vir­achey National Park to mineral exploration in 2006, the government last month granted economic land concessions there to­taling nearly...

Media-Shy Judge Assumes Mantle of Independence

When Judge Marcel Lemonde took office at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in 2006, he announced a policy of openness, appearing at public forums in...

Duch Should Be Made to Swear An Oath, Ieng Sary Lawyers Say

Lawyers for Khmer Rouge Fo­reign Minister Ieng Sary are attempting to challenge allegations that he delivered victims into the hands of the secret police,...

Tribunal Upholds Detention of Three Accused as Still Legal

The Khmer Rouge tribunal on Wednesday denied defense mo­tions to release three suspects, saying that while their fair trial rights may have been violated...

Lawyers Take Attack on Judge Nil Nonn to ACU, Supreme Council

Continuing their pursuit of Judge Nil Nonn, the defense for Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary yesterday appealed to two organs of the Cambodian...

FBI, Embassy Smarted as Reporter Stood by Source

US stung again by claims of sabotaging inquest In March of 1998, with the Cam­bodian elections approaching, the US Embassy placed a worried call to...

Helicopter Was Important Loose End for FBI

Seemingly far-fetched, story had support of witnesses, photos Three days after grenades tore through a crowd of garment workers, other protesters and their families here...

Despite Order, Thirith Wants Out of Hearing

Despite a court order that she appear before trial judges this morning, crimes against humanity suspect Ieng Thirith asked Friday to be excused from...

Rough Ride for Pair Who Confessed to Attack

Told by embassy to lay low, FBI feared election ‘hoax’ “FYI, Cambodia is heating up again,” the FBI’s man in Bangkok said in a classified...

FBI Weakened Grenade Report to US Congress

Draft shared with diplomats, but lawmakers told otherwise In preparing a public report, US investigators withheld their strongest reporting on a deadly 1997 grenade attack...

’97 Attack Case Shelved After 8 Long Years

Case ‘political mine field,’ anti-CPP ‘ammunition,’ papers say Eight years after opening their misbegotten investigation of a 1997 political massacre here, US investigators finally closed...

Thai Royalists Vexed by Thaksin Appointment, WikiLeaks Cable Says

As recently as January, Thailand's Air Chief Marshal Siddhi Savetsila, a longtime US ally and a member of the Thai King's privy council, privately...

Lee Kuan Yew Critical of Hun Sen in ’07

Singapore's elder statesman, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, privately said in 2007 that the Cambodian government was "too personalized around Prime Minister Hun Sen"...

US Terror Talking Points Cited JI Arrest

The US State Department last year approvingly cited actions taken by Cambodian authorities against a Kuwaiti NGO accused of sponsoring al-Qaida and Jemaah Islamiyah,...

US Offers Assurances over WikiLeaks, Gov’t Says

US Ambassador Carol Rodley said Friday that she would meet with Cambodian officials in the event that leaked US State Department cables create "confusion,"...

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