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No need to translate every last document, judges say

At the same time, the judges wrote, defendants have the right to fully understand the charges against them. They are entitled to Khmer translations of indictments, introductory submissions by the prosecution, major evidence and other key documents.

For less important case file components, all parties should "collaborate to optimize their office's linguistic capacity," the judges wrote.

Defense teams are required to submit their additional translation requests and priorities to the court by July 14.




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