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New lawyer tapped for Case 004

New lawyer tapped for Case 004

The Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday announced the appointment of British lawyer John Jones to represent a suspect in the court’s government-opposed Case 004.

According to the announcement, Jones has worked as a defender in five war crimes cases, and “has worked at all of the major international criminal courts and tribunals”, including the Hague’s International Criminal Court, where he represents Saif Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Jones will join Cambodian lawyer Bit Seanglim, who is representing the same client.

Though the identities of Case 004’s defendants – who have not been officially charged with a crime – are technically confidential, they were long ago revealed to be Ta An, Ta Tith and Im Chem.

In a separate announcement, the tribunal applauded Norway’s government for pledging an additional 6 million kroner ($1 million), bringing its total contribution to the court to more than $7 million.


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