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Cambodians want more prosecutions, survey finds

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07 March 2009 | 16:16 ICT

Reporter : Elena Lesley

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A recent survey by the Documentation Center of Cambodia shows that a slight majority of Cambodians polled -- 56.8 percent -- think the tribunal should pursue additional suspects beyond the five defendants already in custody. DC-Cam interviewed a little over 1,000 Cambodians, including former "New People" (pre-Khmer Rouge city dwellers), "Base People" (many of those formerly involved with the Khmer Rouge) and those who are too young to remember the 1975-1979 period.

Of the younger people surveyed, 67.5 percent supported additional prosecutions, "perhaps indicating that the young generation has a different view of justice than their parents, the direct victims," according to the DC-Cam report.

The complete survey report is available here.

At this point, no announcement has been made about a resolution to the dispute between Co-Prosecutors over additional prosecutions.

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