Khmer Rouge war crimes prosecutor is appointed

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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge war crimes court has named Andrew Cayley as its new international prosecutor.

The genocide tribunal appointed British-born Mr Cayley several months after the resignation of his Canadian predecessor, Robert Petit.

Mr Cayley recently defended the former Liberian President Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni formally appointed Mr Cayley, according to a court statement.

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