<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The Duch-verdict is
the first trial judgement of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of
Cambodia.</span> Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, was convicted of crimes against
humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Convention of 1949 in a judgment
issued by the Trial Chamber on 26 July 2010.<span style="mso-spacerun:
yes">&nbsp; </span>Duch was sentenced to 35 years in prison, which was reduced
by five years as a remedy for his unlawful detention by the Cambodian Military
Court prior to his transfer to the ECCC in July 2007. The judgement issued by
the Trial Chamber is often referred to as the “Duch-verdict”.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">The Co-Prosecutors and Kaing Guek Eav filed appeals to the
Supreme Court Chamber against the verdict. A number of civil parties also
appealed the decisions on reparations and admissibility of civil party

<p class="MsoNormal">In order to make the Duch verdict accessible to ordinary
people in Cambodia, the ECCC<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;
</span>printed and distributed 17,000 copies of the summary of the Duch verdict
and 10,000 copies of the complete verdict in Khmer.</p>