A Difficult Defense

See also: A Haunting Exhibition in Hong Kong After decades of delay, an international trial starts this week in Cambodia against five of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, whom most of the world hold responsible for one of history's most heartless and murderous regimes. But the British lawyer who seeks to defend them warns that “it is not a clear-cut murder case" despite the inconvenient presence of skeletons in mass graves, survivors who describe torture and executions in minute detail, and at least one of the five who has confessed.

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