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Cambodia to Decide on Extradition of Frenchman Sought By China

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodian authorities say they will decide on whether to extradite a Frenchman linked to China’s biggest political scandal. Patrick Devillers was arrested on July 13 in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, on unspecified charges. He is said to have had close ties to disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who is being investigated for corruption, and […]

Chinese President in Cambodia As Summit Opens

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao is in Cambodia on a four-day state visit that coincides with a key regional summit where participants are expected to voice growing opposition to Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. Mr. Hu was to meet with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and confer with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as […]

Chinese President in Cambodia As Summit Opens

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao is in Cambodia on a four-day state visit that coincides with a key regional summit where participants are expected to voice growing opposition to Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. Mr. Hu was to meet with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and confer with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as […]

Report: No Justice for Victims of Cambodia Grenade Attack, 15 Years Later

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says the Cambodian government has made “no effort” to bring justice to those responsible for a deadly grenade attack on an opposition rally 15 years ago. In a report issued Thursday, the U.S.-based group says there is “substantial evidence of government involvement” in the 1997 attack, which killed 16 people and left […]

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Tensions Rise in Khmer Rouge Tribunal Feud

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A feud between judges on the Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal erupted anew on Monday, with a Cambodian judge welcoming the resignation of a European counterpart who quit last week complaining of improper interference in ongoing probes. Cambodian co-investigating Judge You Bunleng, in a lengthy statement, said he is convinced the resignation of Swiss Judge […]

Cambodian Opposition Leader Blasts Tribunal Interference

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s opposition leader in exile is criticizing the country’s government, accusing it of blatantly interfering with attempts to prosecute crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. Sam Rainsy told VOA’s Khmer service Thursday that officials in the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen “fear a serious investigation.” “Any serious and in-depth investigation would show that several […]

Khmer Rouge Judge Spells Out Grievances

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Khmer Rouge tribunal judge who quit his post in protest earlier this week has released a statement spelling out what he describes as improper interference in his work. Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet said Monday he could not continue his duties because of repeated challenges to his authority by Cambodian counterpart on the tribunal, You Bunleng. Kaspar-Ansermet’s […]

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Khmer Rouge Warden Fingers Former Superior to Tribunal

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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An ex-Khmer Rouge prison warden has identified the group’s one-time chief ideologue, Nuon Chea, as his former superior at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of the regime’s perceived enemies were tortured and executed. Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch , delivered the testimony Tuesday at the long-running trial of Nuon Chea, nominal […]

Former Khmer Rouge Jailer Testifies Against Former Bosses

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A former chief jailer for the notorious Khmer Rouge jailer has testified against the top three surviving members of the group that imposed a reign of terror on Cambodia during the late 1970s. Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch , testified Monday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. During questioning, he said he was […]

Duch Testifies Against Former Khmer Rouge Bosses

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A notorious Khmer Rouge jailer has begun to testify against the top three surviving members of the party that allegedly imposed a reign of terror on Cambodia during the late 1970s. Former prison warden Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch , is the only person so far to have been convicted by the international […]

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