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ECCC, Case 002/01, Issue 71

spectators seated around trial proceedings at ECCC
Friday, October 25, 2013

Executive Summary:

This week saw the conclusion of Closing Statements from the Prosecution and the Nuon Chea Defense team. On Monday afternoon, the OCP requested a life sentence for both Accused. However, both Defense teams continued to plead the innocence of their clients, and asked the Chamber to acquit them due to the lack of evidence to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. Both Defense teams also claimed numerous violations of fair trial rights, with particular emphasis on the principle of equality of arms between the Parties. Proceedings generally went smoothly, with little need for intervention from the Chamber. The Khieu Samphan Defense team will conclude its Closing Statements on Monday next week.