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Indictment due any day in Duch case

Co-Investigating Judges have been working constantly -- even through weekends -- to finish the closing order for the case of Comrade Duch, a court spokesman said Tuesday. It will most likely be complete before the end of the week, he said.

The closing order is necessary to indict Duch and send him to trial. ECCC spokeswoman Helen Jarvis said the court still anticipates Duch's trial will begin in September, even though UN officials are currently reviewing new corruption allegations against the tribunal.

Court staff salaries were temporarily frozen because of the review. Jarvis said Tuesday that a $2.9-million donation to the court has already been approved by Japan and is being transferred to the ECCC account. Once the money has been deposited, some 250 court staffers will receive their July salaries, she said.

* Pictured: The ECCC's main courtroom is ready for the trial of Comrade Duch.     



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