Ien Sary’s royal pardon is not obstacule to process, tribunal

The Royal Pardon that former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary got in 1996 is not a legal obstacle to the current process by ECCC, concluded the judges.  In the 1979 sentence in absentia by the People’s Revolutionary Tribunal, Sary and Pol Pot were sentenced to death, but King Norodom Sihanouk granted to Sary amnesty following a 1994 rule. This Monday the ECCC that is judging the surviving top leaders of the bloody regimen, declared that such amnesty is not an obstacle to proceed with the judgment of Ieng Sary.

 

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