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Khieu Samphan, Malai district, Banteay Meanchey province, 1980. (J. Kaufman/DC-Cam)

The Good, Bad and Ugly as Khmer Rouge Tribunal Reaches End of the Road

“I wouldn’t hold a glass of champagne and say ‘Cheers.’” A somewhat experimental effort with a $330-million price tag, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal straddled controversy, the pursuit of justice and bitter disappointment before its final verdict against the last-surviving regime leader on trial.