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Duch detention: Prison home still in air for S-21 chief

Duch detention: Prison home still in air for S-21 chief

Co-prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have taken the first step in enforcing the life sentence against S-21 chief Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, after the highest court of appeal at the tribunal handed down the final verdict against him last month.

Co-prosecutors have requested the Ministry of Interior continue detaining Duch at the detention facility until he has testified in Case 002, which is rumoured to be happening as early as next week.

Kuy Bun Sorn, director general of the Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Prisons, and the co-prosecutors must then agree on an appropriate prison for Duch to serve his life sentence.

Kuy Bun Sorn would not comment on whether it was more likely Duch would be incarcerated in a national prison or remain at the ECCC Detention Facility.

“In fact, [for] this question, co-prosecutors are the answerers,” Kuy Bun Sorn said before hanging up.

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