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Khmer Rouge Defendant Freed

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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One of the former Khmer Rouge’s highest-ranking leaders has been freed from detention in Cambodia after a war crimes tribunal declared her unfit for trial. Eighty-year-old Ieng Thirith was freed on a provisional release Sunday. Thirith, one of only a handful of people ever brought before a court over atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era, […]

Following Appeal, Court Delays Release of ‘First Lady’ of Khmer Rouge

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors at Cambodia’s United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal have appealed the court’s decision to unconditionally release the aging sister-in-law of former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. In a statement Friday, the prosecutors said they want tighter restrictions on the release of Ieng Thirith , who a day earlier was found unfit to stand trial for […]

Pol Pot’s Sister-in-Law Deemed Unfit to Stand Trial, Released

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal has ordered the release of Ieng Thirith, the aging sister-in-law of former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. On Thursday, the court said the 80-year-old – once dubbed the “First Lady” of the Khmer Rouge – is unfit to stand trial for genocide because of a degenerative illness, likely Alzheimer’s […]

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Pol Pot’s Sister-in-Law Deemed Unfit to Stand Trial, Released

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal has ordered the release of Ieng Thirith, the aging sister-in-law of former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. On Thursday, the court said the 80-year-old – once dubbed the “First Lady” of the Khmer Rouge – is unfit to stand trial for genocide because of a degenerative illness, likely Alzheimer’s […]

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Researchers Find Rare Photo of Westerner Killed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian-led research team has uncovered a rare photograph of one of the few Westerners to be killed at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison in the 1970s. The Documentation Center for Cambodia sent the photograph of French embassy worker Andres Gaston Courtigne to VOA’s Khmer Service Thursday. Chief archivist Chhang Youk said his team found […]

Legacy of Khmer Rouge Tribunal at Risk without Cambodian Support: Observers Say

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Observers following the troubled Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal say an escalating dispute with the Cambodian government makes it increasingly unlikely that new charges will ever be brought against remaining suspects. The United Nations-backed court has already sentenced one former Khmer Rouge official to life in prison, and is hearing a second case against the […]

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 […]

Duch to Testify Against Former Khmer Rouge Bosses

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A notorious Khmer Rouge jailer is scheduled to testify Monday against the top three surviving members of the party that 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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