Saturday, February 11, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
'Yet while the difference between a sentence of 30 years and one of life in prison also carries much symbolism, there is no sentence commensurate with the crimes.'
Author and journalist Thierry Cruvellier in an excellent New York Times op-ed on the February 3 decision of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (logo at left) to increase the penalty that the trial court had imposed on Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, convicted in 2010 of crimes against humanity during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror in the 1970s. An English summary of the ECCC appeals decision is here; IntLawGrrls Khmer Rouge accountability series is here.
Meanwhile, Radio Netherlands reported yesterday, "Infighting at Khmer Rouge tribunal continues unabated."

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