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Hun Sen pessimistic about UN trial's future

Written By vibykhmer on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 6:51 AM

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned foreign judges and prosecutors at the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge court they will fail in their attempt to prosecute more suspects.

An international prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal earlier this week formally requested five more suspects from the late 1970s regime be investigated for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other offences.

But Hun Sen says the court will not get more indictments because Cambodian judges outnumber their international colleagues.

He says the three Cambodian judges and two foreign judges at the tribunal's pre-trial chamber will be unable to get the four votes to indict additional suspects and the final results will be zero.

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