A confrontation hearing between jailed Khmer Rouge leaders
Duch and Nuon Chea at the Khmer Rogue tribunal was postponed this week.
Duch, who ran the infamous Tuol Sleng prison and is due to
be tried early next year, has said Nuon Chea, the movement’s chief ideologue,
ordered the more than 12,000 killings at the prison.
Nuon Chea’s lawyer, Son Arun, said he told the investigating
judges he “was not ready” and the documentation of the case included thousands
Investigating judges say they will have the two confront
each other in a private hearing.
A postponed date was not announced.
Meanwhile, a high-ranking UN official has canceled his
visit, where he was expected to discuss the tribunal’s ongoing corruption
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Peter
Taksoe-Jensen was expected to meet Council Minister Sok An, but he said
Wednesday the trip was postponed “to find a suitable meeting date with the