New York (FN), Sep. 24 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen touched on the judgement of the Supreme Court Chambers of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to uphold the life sentence of former Khmer Rouge head of state for genocide, crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.
The premier spoke at the 77th Session of UNGA on Friday (Sep 23) in New York, the United States.
“On the cooperation with the United Nations, I wish to note that just yesterday, the ECCC issued its judgment to uphold the life sentence of former Khmer Rouge head of state for genocide, crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. This historical moment highlighted the great cooperation between Cambodia and the United Nations through the hybrid court in bringing justice to the people of Cambodia who had suffered the heinous crime of auto genocide,” the premier underlined.
“We could tell the world of the truth that is found and justice that is served, and propagate to the world that this crime should never happen again in human history,” the premier added.
Meanwhile, Samdech also expressed his appreciation to all donors for providing supporting budget and to our Cambodian compatriots for their cooperation in consolidating national reconciliation process.
The ECCC has sentenced Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan to life in prison in Case 002/02 on Thursday morning, 22 September 2022.