March 29th, 2013
05:17 PM ET

Khmer Rouge leader cleared for trial

The most senior surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, has been declared fit for trial by a United Nations-backed court in Cambodia, the U.N. said Friday.

Nuon, the right-hand man to late leader Pol Pot and a former Cambodian prime minister, is reportedly 86 years old and is accused of murder and torture.

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  1. chrissy

    He is 86 freakin years old, kinda late to start legal procedures now aint it? Im sure hes ready to die by now anyway so theyre just doing him a favor.

    March 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @chrissy – It is good that they are trying a mass murderer. In Pakistan, nobody has been tried for hiding a mass murderer like Osama bin Laden. Pakistan harbors so many terrorists but nobody has ever been tried. How can you go on defending that?

      March 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ John, im not defending that, im saying why did they wait so long? And why are YOU jumping on me everytime i say anything?

    March 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    And WHAT does any of this have to do with pakistan? Other than YOUR obsession of all things pakistani?

    March 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    So @ John, you have nothing to say about the lapse of more than 30 years after the fact they now wish to prosecute this thing?? They shouldve done this a long time ago. They always known where he was and the crimes he commited.

    March 31, 2013 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    "Theyve" always known is what i meant to say.

    March 31, 2013 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |