In the last case, the Khmer Rouge Court upheld the prison sentence for forgetting “Kheaw Samphan”, a 91-year-old former leader.

In the last case, the Khmer Rouge Court upheld the prison sentence for forgetting “Kheaw Samphan”, a 91-year-old former leader.

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The last “Khmer Rouge Court” case – AFP and AP reported on 22 September that the Khmer Rouge Court or the Special Administrative Assembly of the Cambodian Judiciary (ECCC) is in Phnom Penh

The judgment dismissed the petition for appeal against the third and final penalty of Kheow Samphan 91 years old, former head of state of Cambodia under rule Khmer Rouge and the last living leader of the Khmer Rouge and upheld the previous life sentence for crimes against humanity

Gallery visitors view the courtroom during the hearing of Khieu Samphan, the former head of state of the Khmer Rouge, at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP)

This is the final judgment of the court, which has served more than 16 years to prosecute the Khmer Rouge leaders behind the 1975-1979 genocide of more than 2 million Khmer people, and has spent more than the United Nations’ funding, which is 330 million US dollars or more than 12,330 million baht

Previously, in 2014, Khieo and Nuon Chea, the second leader of the Khmer Rouge, He was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the Khmer genocide, but Nuon Chea died in prison in 2019 at the age of 93 .

Mr Khieu has filed two appeals, the second in 2018, insisting that he would never order the leadership of the Khmer Rouge to order the killing of the Khmer. But the court sentenced him to life imprisonment.

File Photo: Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan is seen inside the courtroom of the Special Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) as he awaits a verdict in this 2018 photo. ECCC/via REUTERS

The sun rises over the court where the hearings against Khieu Samphan, former Khmer Rouge head of state, are being held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, September 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Bou Meng, second from left, a former survivor of S-21 prison, is helped by the court’s spokesman to the court before the hearings against Khieu Samphan, the former Khmer Rouge head of state, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo / Heng Sinith)

The tribunal will announce its verdict on an appeal by Khieu Samphan, the last leader of the Khmer Rouge government to rule Cambodia between 1975-79. He was found guilty in 2018 of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo / Heng Sinith)

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