ECCC Reparations

This blog is designed to serve as a repository of analyses, news reports and press releases related to the issue of RERAPATIONS within the framework of the Extraordinary Chambers in Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a.k.a. the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Monday, November 19, 2007

ECCC arrests former DK leader Khieu Samphan

ECCC arrests former DK leader Khieu Samphan
+ - 14:19, November 19, 2007

Khieu Samphan, head of state of the former Democratic Kampuchea (DK), was arrested Monday by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a court spokesman said.

Khieu Samphan has been arrested and brought to the tribunal, spokesman Reach Sambath told reporters, without elaborating on the charges.

ECCC detained and charged former DK deputy prime minister and foreign minister Ieng Sary and his wife, who served as DK's education and social affairs minister, last Monday.

ECCC was co-installed by the United Nations and the Cambodian government last year to try former DK leaders, whose regime from 1975 to 1979 was widely held responsible for the death of some 1.7million people over starvation, torture and lack of medicine.

Source: Xinhua


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