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Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict

Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
The UN -backed Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to announce its first verdict on Monday against Kaing Guek Eav, also known as 'Duch', the prison chief who has acknowledged responsibility for overseeing the torture and execution of more than 15,000 people at the notorious S-21 prison known as Tuol Sleng. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
Martine Lefelivre (C) the widow of Cambodian diplomat Ouk Ket, killed on December 9, 1977 at Tuol Sleng sits along side her daughter (R) as they greet the monks after an emotional prayer ceremony at the Toul Sleng Genocide museum. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
Family members and relatives of Khmer Rouge victims take part in an emotional prayer ceremony at the Toul Sleng Genocide in Phnom Penh province, Cambodia. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
A UN-backed court will deliver its first verdict three decades after the Maoist revolution tore the country apart. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
A tourist looks on next to a photo of former prison chief Duch, on display at the genocide museum. Duch has been charged with murder and torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
Family members and relatives of Khmer Rouge victims take part in an emotional prayer ceremony. (Getty Images)
Khmer Rouge trial set to deliver first verdict
Cambodia has no death penalty and prosecutors are seeking a 40-year sentence, equivalent to life behind bars for 67-year-old Duch. For Cambodians, the verdict offers a chance for closure. (Getty Images)