Pol Pot denies involvement in kidnapping of Briton

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THE former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot denied any responsibility for the disappearance and presumed killing of foreigners, including the British mine-clearance expert Christopher Howes, who was kidnapped in 1996.

"I was not aware about that at all," Pol Pot said in a rare interview on Radio Free Asia. Western officials believe that Mr Howes was murdered. At least nine other foreigners are also believed to have been seized and killed since 1994. "I did not have responsibility in military affairs," Pol Pot said. "I only assumed responsibility in political affairs." - AP, Phnom Penh