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Secretary-General marks tenth anniversary of pol pot’s death
by urging justice, closure for Cambodian people
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the tenth anniversary of Pol Pot’s death:
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Pol Pot. I would like to remind the international community of the urgent importance of bringing to closure one of history’s darkest chapters. The United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia remain actively engaged in efforts to hold the Khmer Rouge senior leaders and those most responsible accountable for their horrific crimes. With the support of the international community, it is my hope that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia will soon deliver long-overdue justice for the people of Cambodia.
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