The Straits Times
Published on Dec 19, 2012

Cambodia Khmer Rouge court hit by fresh resignations


PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's Khmer Rouge war crimes court suffered a new setback on Wednesday with the resignation of three international lawyers who have complained of political interference.

It is the latest in a string of departures from the UN-backed tribunal, which has long been dogged by allegations of government meddling and has completed just one case.

International lawyer Andrew Ianuzzi told AFP that three members of the defence team for "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea would quit at the end of the year.

"I'm leaving because I no longer wish to be a part of the (tribunal) and I don't think there's anything further I can do to meaningfully assist Nuon Chea," Ianuzzi said.