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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Justice delayed

Some news from Cambodia.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Former Khmer Rouge ideologist Nuon Chea, charged with crimes against humanity, has protested his detention by the U.N.-backed genocide tribunal and asked to be released on bail, officials said Wednesday.

Tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath said a "record of appeal" seeking the release of Nuon Chea had been received from his lawyer, Son Arun.

"He said he would be very pleased if he is allowed to go back to be with his wife and children again," Son Arun said.

Nuon Chea, 81, was also known as "Brother No. 2" after Pol Pot, the late leader of the Khmer Rouge regime, which held power in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.

The group's radical policies caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people from starvation, overwork, disease and execution.

Noun Chea is the highest-ranking Khmer Rouge leader detained by the U.N.-supported Cambodian tribunal tasked with seeking justice for the Khmer Rouge atrocities. The tribunal has charged him with crimes against humanity and war crimes. Nuon Chea has denied any guilt.

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, who headed the former Khmer Rouge S-21 torture center, was charged on July 31 with crimes against humanity. Prosecutors have recommended three other suspects be indicted, but have not named them publicly.
I so bleed for Nuon Chea because he'll not see his wife and children. NOT! Maybe he should have considered this when standing by as his countrymen and women, wives, fathers and children among them, were slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge. These barbaric crimes happened over 30 years ago and people are only being brought to justice now. While others have escaped it totally.

Kaing Guek Eav and Nuon Chea will get their day in court. Till then they can rot away in a jail cell.

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