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Tribunal Prosecutor Supports Disclosure of Suspects’ Names

The international prosecutor for the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday urged judges at the UN-backed court to publicize the identities of suspects in a controversial case.

So far the identities of suspects in cases 003 and 004 at the court have remained confidential, although likely suspects have been named by outside parties.

Prosecutor Andrew Cayley said Monday that announcing the names of suspects for potential indictment in Case 003 would be in “the interest of public information.”

Investigating judges concluded their work in that case in April.

Both cases remain controversial because Prime Minister Hun Sen objects to their going further, a position publicly supported by many Cambodian tribunal officials.

Critics say the cases should move forward in the name of national reconciliation.