Today, Duch’s legal adviser announced that he intends to appeal the sentence passed by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. Yesterday, Duch was sentenced to 35 years in prison, of which he must serve 19. It is interesting to note that one of the international judges of the Tribunal issued a dissenting opinion. According to the French judge, the maximum applicable prison term should be 30 years.


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