红色高棉庭审开始终结陈述 Khmer Rouge Tribunal Begins Closing Statements

星期三,柬埔寨红色高棉统治的幸存者挤满金边的一个法庭,旁听对两名前红色高棉高层领导人庭审的终结陈述。

农谢和乔森潘因其在上世纪70年代红色高棉统治时期的所作所为而被控犯有种族灭绝罪和反人类罪。红色高棉被指要为将近2百万柬埔寨人的死亡负责。

农谢和乔森潘都已年过八旬,他们星期三在联合国支持的法庭上露面。预计终结陈述将持续到10月底。有关方面估计宣判将在明年上半年进行。  
 
Survivors of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge packed a courtroom in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to hear the start of closing statements in the trial of two of the group's senior ex-leaders.

Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for their part in the 1970s rule of the communist Khmer Rouge, which is blamed for the deaths of nearly two million Cambodians.

Both men, now in their 80s, attended Wednesday's session of the U.N.-backed tribunal. Closing statements are expected to run through the rest of October. A verdict is expected in the first half of next year.