Khmer Rouge defendant ruled unfit for Cambodian ge...

Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia.

One of the leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime will be set free after a court in Cambodia ruled Thursday that she was medically unfit to stand trial for genocide, a decision survivors called shocking and unjust. Cambodia’s U.N.-backed tribunal issued a statement saying that 80-year-old Ieng Thirith suffers from a progressive, degenerative illness that is likely Alzheimer’s disease and which diminishes her mental capacity.

 

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