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Prosecutors Reviewing Duch Indictment

Khmer Rouge tribunal prosecutors are reviewing a recent closing order by investigation judges in the case of Kaing Kek Iev, to ensure the document and its indictments are agreeable.

Co-prosecutor Robert Petit said Tuesday his office was reviewing the closing order, which seeks charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the former prison chief better known as Duch.

Investigating judges forwarded the closing order to the Trial Chamber of the courts Aug. 8, but the prosecuting office has a chance to review it before the trial stage for Duch can begin.

Tribunal observers said the closing order could contain some fine points the prosecution may want to revise.

Co-investigating judge You Bunleng told VOA Khmer Thursday he hoped the document would suffice, moving the case to the trial stage.