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Cambodia's KRouge court adds mass killings to trial

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Cambodia's UN-backed court Monday added a mass killing episode to the trial of three former Khmer Rouge leaders, amid fears they will not live long enough to answer for the regime's worst atrocities. 

This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) shows Ieng Sary talking in the courtroom in Phnom Penh in March 2012. Cambodia's UN-backed court Monday added a mass killing episode to the trial of three former Khmer Rouge leaders, amid fears they will not live long enough to answer for the regime's worst atrocities.

The move to expand the scope of the trial comes as ex-foreign minister Ieng Sary, 86, is in hospital with a string of serious ailments. Few tribunal insiders expect to see him back in court, lending fresh urgency to the proceedings.

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