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Experts weigh the record of Cambodia s Khmer Rouge tribunal

BANGKOK (AP) — After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia s Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group s heinous actions. Was it worth it? These kinds of proceedings don t run cheap. The longer-running tribunals covering genocide in Rwanda and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia ran up costs of as much as $2 billion — though both tried many more people than were called to account in Cambodia for crimes committed during the 1975-79 regime of the late Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. On Friday, the tribunal convicted Nuon Chea, 92, and...

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