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EU / KHMER ROUGE TRIALS

The European Union today (21 August)  announced that it will provide 3 million euros in additional funding to the for the United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying cases of mass murder and other crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge. (UNKART)
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STORY: EU / KHMER ROUGE TRIALS
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SOURCE: UNKART
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: FILE: 3 FEBRUARY 2012, PHNOM PHEN, CAMBODIA

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FILE - 3 FEBRUARY 2012, PHNOM PHEN, CAMBODIA

1. Wide shot, Court
2. Med shot, judges
3. Wide shot, Court
4. Med shot, Kaing Guek Eav sitting down
5. Med shot, judge tells Kaing Guek Eav to stand up
6. SOUNDUP (English Interpretation) Judge Kong Srim, President of the ECCC'S Supreme Court:
"Affirms Kaing Guek Eav conviction for the crime against humanity of persecution and enters additional convictions for the crimes against humanity of extermination encompassing murder, enslavement, imprisonment, torture, and other inhumane acts."
7. Med shot, judges
8. Med shot, journalist
9. Med shot, judge
10. Wide shot, Kaing Guek Eav being led away

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The European Union today (21 August) announced that it will provide 3 million euros in additional funding to the for the United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying cases of mass murder and other crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge.

The EU said that the funding for the international component of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) would be for the payment of 2013 salaries for international judges, prosecutors and legal support staff.

Back in February 2012 the ECCC upheld the conviction of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, and ordered that he be jailed for life, the maximum sentence under the law for crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

Presently the court is proceeding with the joint trial of Khieu Samphan, former head of state and Nuon Chea, former head of parliament.

The ECCC is a hybrid court set up after a 2003 agreement between the UN and the Cambodian Government with the aim of trying those accused of the worst crimes during the Khmer Rouge regime.

As many as 2 million people are thought to have died during the rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979, which was then followed by a protracted period of civil war in the South-East Asian country.

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