Australia Welcomes Appeal Verdict of Former Khmer Rouge Leader Khieu Samphan

Australia welcomes the appeal judgment handed down by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (ECCC) that upheld the guilty verdict of former Khmer Rouge senior leader Khieu for crimes against humanity, according to a statement shared by the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh.
The ECCC has played an important role in holding former Khmer Rouge leaders to account for their crimes, as well as promoting national reconciliation and including Khmer Rouge victims as parties to the legal process, it said.
“Australia is proud to have contributed over AUD 44 million to the Court since 2004, making us the third largest donor,” read the statement.
“This support reinforces our longstanding commitment to the peace process and democratic institutions in Cambodia, along with our commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights both in Cambodia and across the globe,” it concluded.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press