Stiffer penalty sought for Khmer Rouge torturer (AP) – 662th Edition

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, who ran the notorious Toul Sleng detention center, greets court officers during his appeal at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The man who admitted to overseeing the torture and killing of 16,000 people as the Khmer Rouge's chief prison warden returned to the courtroom in Cambodia to appeal his 19-year prison sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Mark Peters, HO) EDITORIAL USE ONLYAP – Prosecutors in Cambodia urged a U.N.-backed tribunal Tuesday to stiffen the sentence against the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer to life in prison and to convict him of new, separate crimes against humanity.

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