柬埔寨法庭对杜赫的审判即将结束
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The first trial at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge1 tribunal is entering its final week, with lawyers giving closing arguments after months of testimony2.

柬埔寨红色高棉法庭对杜赫的第一次审判进入最后一周,律师对数月的证据取证进行了诉讼终结。

At least 14,000 people died in the prison ran by Duch
At least 14,000 people died in the prison ran by Duch

Kaing Guek Euv, better known as Comrade Duch, ran a prison where thousands of people were tortured and murdered in the late 1970s.

He is accused of crimes against humanity and faces a lifetime prison sentence if convicted.

But the defence is likely to repeat its argument that he was following orders.

The week is the final chance for the prosecution3 and defence to have their say before the judges retire to consider their verdict.

Time has also been set aside for the civil party lawyers representing dozens of people who lived through the Khmer Rouge era.

They include the only three confirmed survivors4 of Comrade Duch's notorious(臭名昭著的) S-21 prison.

At least 14,000 inmates5 passed through the gates of that facility. Most of them were tortured.

If they survived that ordeal6(严酷的考验) they were bludgeoned(被威胁的) to death at the so-called killing7 fields just outside Phnom Penh.

'Small cog'

Comrade Duch has admitted that he was in charge of S-21 and apologised in court for his part in the atrocities8(暴行) committed there.

The co-prosecutor Bill Smith said he believes the trial may have helped Cambodians come to terms with their horrific recent history.

"I think the trial has been very, very successful," he told the BBC.

"The fact that the court has allowed the victims to participate through their civil party lawyers has been a real major success connecting what's happening in that courtroom back to the people who experienced the tragedy of S-21."

The prosecution wants Duch to serve the maximum sentence: life imprisonment9.

But the defence is likely to reiterate10(反覆地说) its argument that its client was just a small cog(齿) in the Khmer Rouge machine, and that Duch and his family would have been killed if he had not followed orders.



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1 rouge nX7xI     
n.胭脂,口红唇膏;v.(在…上)擦口红
参考例句:
  • Women put rouge on their cheeks to make their faces pretty.女人往面颊上涂胭脂,使脸更漂亮。
  • She didn't need any powder or lip rouge to make her pretty.她天生漂亮,不需要任何脂粉唇膏打扮自己。
2 testimony zpbwO     
n.证词;见证,证明
参考例句:
  • The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  • He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
3 prosecution uBWyL     
n.起诉,告发,检举,执行,经营
参考例句:
  • The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  • He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
4 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
5 inmates 9f4380ba14152f3e12fbdf1595415606     
n.囚犯( inmate的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • One of the inmates has escaped. 被收容的人中有一个逃跑了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The inmates were moved to an undisclosed location. 监狱里的囚犯被转移到一个秘密处所。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 ordeal B4Pzs     
n.苦难经历,(尤指对品格、耐力的)严峻考验
参考例句:
  • She managed to keep her sanity throughout the ordeal.在那场磨难中她始终保持神志正常。
  • Being lost in the wilderness for a week was an ordeal for me.在荒野里迷路一星期对我来说真是一场磨难。
7 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
8 atrocities 11fd5f421aeca29a1915a498e3202218     
n.邪恶,暴行( atrocity的名词复数 );滔天大罪
参考例句:
  • They were guilty of the most barbarous and inhuman atrocities. 他们犯有最野蛮、最灭绝人性的残暴罪行。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The enemy's atrocities made one boil with anger. 敌人的暴行令人发指。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
9 imprisonment I9Uxk     
n.关押,监禁,坐牢
参考例句:
  • His sentence was commuted from death to life imprisonment.他的判决由死刑减为无期徒刑。
  • He was sentenced to one year's imprisonment for committing bigamy.他因为犯重婚罪被判入狱一年。
10 reiterate oVMxq     
v.重申,反复地说
参考例句:
  • Let me reiterate that we have absolutely no plans to increase taxation.让我再一次重申我们绝对没有增税的计划。
  • I must reiterate that our position on this issue is very clear.我必须重申我们对这一项议题的立场很清楚。
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