The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary‑General takes note of today’s delivery by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia of the appeal judgment in the case 002/01 against Nuon Chea, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, and Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea.
The Secretary‑General’s thoughts are with the victims of the crimes against humanity of murder, persecution on political grounds and other inhumane acts for which the accused have both been found guilty.
The Secretary‑General deeply appreciates the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in the important work of the Extraordinary Chambers to pursue justice and accountability in Cambodia. The Secretary‑General calls on Member States to continue providing financial and other support to the Extraordinary Chambers.