Former Khmer Rouge leader to go on trial in Cambodia





Kaing Guek Eav is an elderly former math teacher and a born-again Christian.

He is also -- prosecutors contend -- a former prison chief with Cambodia's ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge movement who oversaw the torture and killing of more than 15,000 men, women and children three decades ago.

The trial of the 66-year-old man, better known as Duch, resumes Monday in front of a U.N.-backed tribunal just outside the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

He faces charges that include crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and murder....

The tribunal, which is made up of Cambodian and international judges, does not have the power to impose the death penalty. If convicted, Duch faces from five years to life in prison.

The trial is expected to last three or four months.




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