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Ex-Leader: Khmer Rouge Not “Bad People”

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The former number two leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime says he and his comrades were not “bad people.” Nuon Chea told Cambodia’s U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal Monday that he did not want the “next generation” to “misunderstand history” and believe the Khmer Rouge were “criminal.” Reputed Khmer Rouge chief ideologue Nuon Chea, former […]

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UN Rights Monitor Seeks Faster Progress in Cambodia

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations expert says Cambodia is making progress in respecting the human rights of its citizens but much more work remains to be done. U.N. Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi also called in an interview for the Cambodian government to avoid interference in the work of an international tribunal that is prosecuting former leaders of […]

Ex-Khmer Rouge President: Prosecutors Head-Hunting

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The former president of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime, currently on trial for crimes against humanity, denies taking part in any atrocities. Khieu Samphan told a U.N.-backed court in Phnom Penh Wednesday the allegations against him are based on bad information. He accused prosecutors of fabricating information to get a conviction. The 80-year-old former […]

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Khmer Rouge Number Two Says Regime Acted in Country’s Interest

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The number two leader in Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime, accused of orchestrating Cambodia’s “killing fields,” told a U.N.-backed tribunal that he acted in the interest of the country and to protect it from a potential invasion by Vietnam. The communist movement’s chief ideologue, Nuon Chea, has denied charges that he committed genocide and crimes […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Three top Khmer Rouge leaders have gone on trial in Cambodia, accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated the bloody “killing fields” […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of three top Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia accused the men of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of three top Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia accused the men of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Three top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial in Cambodia Monday on charges of genocide and other atrocities during the communist movement’s reign of terror in the late 1970s. Nil Nonn, the judge presiding over the U.N.-backed court, declared the trial open and read out the names of the defendants. Khmer Rouge head of state […]

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Cambodian Trial for 3 Khmer Leader Set to Begin

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Survivors of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime have held a remembrance ceremony a day before a United Nations-backed tribunal tries three accused architects of some of the 20th century’s worst atrocities. The survivors and relatives of the victims gathered Sunday at the Choeung Ek Genocide Center in the capital, Phnom Penh. More than three decades after […]

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Cambodia Genocide Suspect Ruled Unfit for Trial

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s United Nation’s-backed tribunal has ruled that a former senior Khmer Rouge leader was unfit to stand trial for genocide charges and should be released from prison. Court appointed experts say 79-year old Ieng Thirith suffers from memory loss and dementia and would be unable to meaningfully participate in her defense. Ieng Thirith was the […]

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