Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sacravatoons no 1261 :" The 30th Anniversary of January 7th "


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Anger of Kampuchean, movement outside. Thanks to the rallying of the former Khmer Rouge leaders, the chief of the government wanted to consolidate his capacity. He finds himself on the bolster

Luxury cars, the best hotels, a military escort, nothing is of too much to honour Khieu Samphan, 67 years, and Nuon Chea, 71 years, historical leaders of the Khmer Rouge mode. In Phnom Penh, the ministry for Defense their held continuations in one of the most expensive establishments of the capital. Before visiting Angkor and their native provinces, here with Sihanoukville, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts of the country. It was nothing any more but ruin and desolation when in 1979 they fled with Pol Pot in the jungle, vis-a-vis the invasion Vietnamese, leaving nearly 2 million victims behind them: Kampuchean on five! Rejoined at the end of December in Hun Sen, the Almighty chief of the government, they had right, in spite of their crimes, with a treatment of nabobs. “Is to make fun of deaths, to insult their memory”, considers the Institute Khmer for the democracy.

The spectacle of the embraces, on December 29, between Hun Sen and the two defectors, accompanied by Ieng Sary - right ex-arm and brother-in-law of Pol Pot, amnestied in 1996 - had what to counterirritate many Kampuchean. The Prime Minister being itself a former Khmer Rouge officer, until his escape in Vietnam, in 1977, it was a true meeting of family. “If it were due only to me, these of torture would be already imprisoned and in authority of judgement”, a teacher, only survivor of a family of 12 members protests carried by the genocide. “As long as the crimes against humanity will remain unpunished, continues it, it will have there neither right nor justice to Kampuchea. The capacity will continue to be exerted by violence, the murder of the opponents, the intimidation, without having never to answer of its exactions.”

Hun Sen, person in charge in July 1997 of a coup d'etat followed by a hundred at least of political executions, knows what it turns over. Up to now, however, it had put successfully on the moral laxism of the international community to remake a legitimacy. In the twilight of the year of the Tiger, rendering, after one month of negotiations, of Khieu Samphan, nominal chief of the faction polpotist, and the ideologist Nuon Chea was announced like the last key with its triumph of uncontested Master of Kampuchea. To the two men he thus promised that they neither would be stopped nor judged. With the contempt of its own engagements. “Even if the lawsuit is held in Kampuchea, affirmed it with the Asiaweek weekly magazine in June 1998, of the international judges must form the court, because the question of the genocide relates to the whole world.”

Vis-a-vis Thomas Hammarberg, special representative of the general secretary of the United Nations for the human rights in Kampuchea, it declared himself ready to still translate into justice the last leaders polpotists in life. He repeated it in November with the U.N. magistrates charged to gather the evidence of their future inculpation. But what means the word of Hun Sen? “It does not have any value in time”, underlines a Western observer. In other words, it gives it one day and takes again it the following day, with the liking of its interests. It in vain will explain in slide why “before making fry fish it should be put in its frying pan” and that in fact there is not more being wary that the old men squales, this time, it went a little too far. Indecent, the reception was it as far as the “excuses” of its protected, was this the first in twenty years, expressed end of the lips - “We are sorry, very sorry…” Far from feeling guilty, these pensioners of terror reject any direct responsibility in the massacres. It is to forget that the red direction khmère was a collective authority and that they are also accountants of the atrocities made of 1975 to 1979 that fire Pol Pot, died in her bed in April 1998. Conscious of the deplorable effect of a denial of justice put on the account of the “national reconciliation” - or rather of the “national tender”, lance an opponent - the sovereign Norodom Sihanouk refuses to guarantee the operation. That one does not ask him to grant the amnesty to these “large criminals”. Already, many its subjects had appreciated little that it makes some profit Ieng Sary, ex-chief of the diplomacy of Pol Pot, today potentate of the semi-autonomous zone of Pailin. It more there will not be taken again. Better: if there is lawsuit, it is ready to appear in person. Anger inside Kampuchea, movement outside. There is hardly but the ex-owner of UNO Boutros Boutros-Ghali to estimate, with leaving an interview with Khieu Samphan, that any lawsuit of the last Khmer Rouge leaders in front of an international court would be a “interference in the Kampuchean interior matters”. That it did not fly to the help of Pinochet! Hun Sen, it, are found on the bolster. France itself, if obliging in its connection, insists on the “duty of justice”, while the United States and Great Britain raise the tone. Too much little, undoubtedly. However: “I gave any guarantee to nobody to escape justice! récrie Hun Sen. The genocidary mode of Pol Pot must be severely punished.”

Tran by Sarika keo from french to english.