What does an 85-year-old accused war criminal sound like? Here's a short clip of Nuon Chea speaking in court today, sans interpreter.
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There are no publicly named suspects, no defence lawyers and no official victims. And soon, court observers in Cambodia fear, there will be no further Khmer Rouge trials.
On a Friday evening in late April, the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal quietly announced that co-investigating judges had wrapped up their investigations into the third of four cases looking into crimes of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. But the court has never publicly identified the suspects under investigation in what’s become known here as Case 003, nor has it reached out to potential victims.
The move, court observers say, is another sign the tribunal will not proceed with what has become a politically charged case.