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Cambodia’s King, French PM Inaugurate Ancient Temple

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon have attended the opening ceremony of an ancient temple at a world-renowned archeological site in northwestern Cambodia. The 11th-century Baphuon Temple at the Angkor complex was opened to public Sunday after the completion of its decades-long restoration. The temple was almost completely in ruins before […]

Khmer Rouge Defendant Challenges Genocide Tribunal

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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One of four former Khmer Rouge leaders on trial for war crimes in Cambodia is arguing he should not be tried by a United Nations-backed tribunal for genocide because he has already been convicted of the crime and pardoned. Lawyers for former Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary pressed their arguments Tuesday, on the second […]

Tribunal Opens Trial of Top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The four most senior survivors from Cambodia’s notorious Khmer Rouge regime have gone on trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the hardline communist movement’s four-year reign of terror in the late 1970s. The defendants, now elderly and frail, appeared in a Phnom Penh courtroom Monday, at the beginning of their long-awaited trial. All four […]

Tribunal Opens Trial of Top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge appeared in a Cambodian courtroom Monday at the beginning of their long-awaited trial for crimes against humanity. The trial is the showcase event for the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal, which was created to demonstrate impartial justice and foster healing in a country long divided by the […]

Tribunal Opens Trial of Top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge appeared in a Cambodian courtroom Monday at the beginning of their long-awaited trial for crimes against humanity. The trial is the showcase event for the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal, which was created to demonstrate impartial justice and foster healing in a country long divided by the […]

Trial of 4 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Opens in Cambodia

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal has opened the trial of the top four surviving leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, accused of genocide and other atrocities in the late 1970s. The defendants are Khieu Samphan, 79, the nominal head of state; Nuon Chea, 84, described as the Khmer Rouge’s ideologue; Ieng Sary, 85, the […]

Thailand Withdraws from World Heritage Convention in Dispute with Cambodia

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand has withdrawn from UNESCO’s World Heritage convention because of a simmering dispute with Cambodia over a 900-year-old temple in a remote border area between the two countries. Several military clashes at and near Preah Vihear temple since early February have left more than 20 people dead and displaced thousands of others. Thailand says its […]

Thailand Withdraws from World Heritage Convention in Temple Dispute with Cambodia

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand has withdrawn from UNESCO’s World Heritage convention because of a simmering dispute with Cambodia over a 900-year-old temple in a remote border area between the two countries. Thailand says its withdrawal stems from what it calls a disappointing decision by the World Heritage governing body to place Cambodia’s management plan for the Preah Vihear […]

UN Rejects Allegations of Interference With Cambodian Court

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has rejected media reports that it instructed judges at Cambodia’s war crimes court to dismiss one of its cases linked to Khmer Rouge atrocities of three decades ago. A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday the court is an independent body and that the United Nations supports the independence of the […]

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Khmer Rouge Prosecutor Renews Bid For Case 003 Probe

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A prosecutor at the international tribunal on Khmer Rouge atrocities says he has renewed his request that the investigating judges reopen their probe in controversial Case 003. British prosecutor Andrew Cayley said Tuesday he has now filed documents demanded by the investigating judges, who rejected his earlier request on a technicality. Cayley is asking the […]

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