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Office of the Spokesman
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November 19, 2007
Question Taken at the November 19, 2007 Daily Press Briefing

Cambodia: Recent Arrests of Three Former Khmer Rouge Leaders (Taken Question)

Question: What is our reaction to the recent arrests of Khieu Samphan and other former Khmer Rouge leaders by Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal?

Answer: The U.S. strongly supports bringing to justice senior leaders responsible for the atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge regime. The three recent arrests, including the November 12 arrests of former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary, and his wife, former social affairs minister Ieng Thirith and the November 19 arrest of former Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan, are welcome steps for the Tribunal, and we await the outcome of the proceedings with great interest.

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Released on November 19, 2007

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