CAMBODIA / KHMER ROUGE

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The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today heard the opening statements for three former senior Khmer Rouge leaders. Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, former so-called Brother Number Two Nuon Chea and former head of State Khieu Samphan are on trial for charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and torture. UNAKRT

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STORY: CAMBODIA / KHMER ROUGE
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DATELINE: 21 NOVEMBER 2011, PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

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1. Wide shot, exterior court
2. Med shot, flags
3. Various shots, people cueing to enter trial chamber
4. Close up, covers of Trial publication
5. Various shots, people entering building
6. Med shot, people entering court chamber
7. Close up, Khieu Samphan, former Khmer Rouge head of state
8. Close up, Former Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary
9. Med shot, Former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea
10. Various shots, judges
11. Various shots, court viewed from room for audience
12. Various shots, courtroom

STORYLINE:

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today heard the opening statements for three former senior Khmer Rouge leaders.

Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, former so-called Brother Number Two Nuon Chea and former head of State Khieu Samphan are on trial for charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and torture.

It is the second case to be brought to trial by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a mixed court set up under a 2003 agreement signed by the UN and the Government to try those deemed most responsible for crimes committed between 1975 and 1979 during which nearly two million people are thought to have died.

In a series of recent decisions, the minority judges of the pre-trial chamber have found “serious deficiencies” in the application of international standards in the cases still before the court’s investigating judges.

Last week the ECCC’s trial chamber ruled that Ieng Sary’s wife, 79-year-old Ieng Thirith was unfit to stand trial and ordered her unconditional release.

The former Social Affairs Minister for the Democratic Kampuchea was on trial for genocide and other crimes against humanity along with the other three men.
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