German judge resigns from Cambodia tribunal
Phnom Penh: A German judge responsible for indictments of Khmer Rouge war crimes suspects at Cambodia`s UN-backed tribunal has resigned, alleging government interference into the investigation of new cases.
Judge Siegfried Blunk had come under fire from rights groups for failing to investigate new suspects for the court. The tribunal is seeking justice for 1.7 million people who died during the communist Khmer Rouge`s 1970s rule.
Last week, Human Rights Watch called for Blunk to resign for failing to conduct genuine and impartial investigations into suspects beyond one convicted last year and four others set for trial.
Blunk said in a statement on Monday that he was resigning because of "attempted interference by government officials”.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- BJP likely to form next govt in Bihar: Mulayam Singh
- Haryana minister Krishan Bedi mocks Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
- Shiv Sena spills ink on ORF chairperson Sudheendra Kulkarni's face
- Bihar Polls: Lalu Yadav's controversial tweet against Karpoori Thakur and PM Modi
- Hafiz Saeed teaching terrorism to children in Pakistan
- ISL 2015: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters - Preview
- Aarushi Talwar's grandfather breaks silence, writes open letter – Read
- 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men
- Bigg Boss double trouble: Four lovebirds, one former couple inside the house
- Five ways to get pregnant fast!