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Khmer Rouge Trials Stalled by Political Deadlock

Preparations for a tribunal to try the aging leaders of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity are behind schedule because of a political deadlock in Cambodia, according to a senior U.N. official and diplomats. U.N. and Cambodian officials agreed last June after prolonged negotiations to create a special court to try Khmer Rouge leaders. The deal still requires ratification by the country’s National Assembly. Yet nine months after Cambodia held national elections, the country remains without a functioning parliament, and the prime minister, Hun Sen, has been unable to assemble a ruling coalition, because the three main political parties remain deadlocked in a squabble over their roles in a future government. Full Story

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