One a far more sombre note, the four former Khmer Rouge leaders, currently in clink, have been committed to trial, at the end of a three-year investigation. Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith are expected to stand trial in the early part of next year on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide against the Cham Muslims and Vietnamese and crimes under Cambodian law. Involved in next year's trial will be over 2,000 civil party witnesses (90 participated in the Comrade Duch case) and it's expected to last for at least 2 years. The complexity of the trial will be significantly greater than the trial of Comrade Duch, against whom charges in this 2nd trial were dropped. In the words of David Chandler: "Duch said he did it, and the documents said he did it. These guys say: 'We didn't do it,' and there are no documents, so it gets much trickier."