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Shocking response

Shocking response

The Editor,

Dr Craig Etcheson's response to Julio Jeldres' calm arguments about the amnesty

for Ieng Sary [PPP, Sept 20-Oct 3] is shocking and self-destructive. His sneers at

King Sihanouk are sneers at Cambodia. His abuse of Jeldres is utterly misplaced.

For well over a decade Jeldres has contributed much to the restoration of civil society

in Cambodia. Etcheson has been involved for a much shorter time and with far less

obvious success. The doubts about the "Cambodian Genocide Program", which

have been voiced since the State Department grant was awarded to Etcheson's superior

Ben Kiernan, can only be enhanced by Etcheson's deeply unprofessional conduct.

- William Shawcross, England.

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