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Two Khmer Rouge leaders reject court's authority

Two Khmer Rouge leaders on trial for genocide have told the UN-backed court it has no authority to prosecute them.

The regime's head of state Khieu Samphan said the prosecution case was "monumentally biased" and relied on accounts from newspapers.

Ex-Foreign Minister Ieng Sary reiterated that he had received a royal pardon so should not be on trial.

They are accused of leading a campaign of mass murder in Cambodia from 1975-1979 in which up to 2.2 million died.

Guy De Launey reports from Phnom Penh

  • 23 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia
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