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Khmer Rouge News

Former Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of crimes against humanity

Phnom Penh - The top two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, the 1970's Maoist group that killed millions of Cambodians during its five years in power, were convicted of crimes against humanity Thursday and sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Little headway expected in Cambodian Khmer Rouge investigations

Cambodian society at large is soul-searching and trying to figure out how to as a nation address war-crimes accusations against former Khmer Rouge commanders, some of whom are now in the government.

Cambodia calls on US to rescue 1,000-year-old footless statue

Cambodia has just turned up the heat on a year-long battle with a New York auction house by enlisting help from the US government to recover a thousand-year-old statue it suspects was looted from their country during the bloody Khmer Rouge genocide.

China continues defending her Khmer Rouge ties

China considers that keeping a relationship with the Khmer Rouge was nothing other than a normal 'diplomatic relationship'. Hence, the nation continued defending her ties with the Khmer Rouge as the trial of a former commander of Khmer Rouge is underway.

Trial of Khmer Rouge leader begins

First trial of a Khmer Rouge leader began in Cambodia. According to news reports the special United Nations as well as Cambodia tribunal will try the former leader.

UN Prosecutor: 'Cambodia Genocide Trial Needs Proof'

In the midst of the genocide tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge, a top prosecutor said that proof of direct link is needed in extrajudicial cases.

Tears Fall As Kaing Guek Eav Attends Mass Grave Viewing

Kaing Guek Eav was the head of the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison. Last year he was taken into by the UN-assisted tribunal. Tuesday he was taken to the killing fields to see what his actions had done in the past.

Bail Requested By Khmer Rouge's Second In Command

Nuon Chea, the senior surviving leader of the Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime has appeared before the court to appeal against his detention by a tribunal to try those with genocide. He was the Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot’s second in command.

Tribunal Judges Open Talks With Former Khmer Rouge Members

On Tuesday, January 15, the judges from Cambodia’s genocide tribunal met for the first time with former members of the Khmer Rouge in one of their last strongholds. The judges urged them to cooperate with the court.

Cambodian Buddhists March in Support of Tribunal Against Khmer Rouge

In support of the trials of the former Khmer Rouge leaders, Buddhist monks and nuns by the hundreds have marched in Cambodia in the support of the upcoming trials. Religious institutions have been persecuted when the Khmer Rouge was in power.

Officials mull Khmer Rouge trials

Cambodian and international judges are meeting to discuss the rules to be applied during the trials of the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
 

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An aerial view of Phnom Penh is seen in this photograph from 2012.
An aerial view of Phnom Penh is seen in this photograph from 2012.
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Photographic display of inmates at Tuol Sleng
Photographic display of inmates at Tuol Sleng
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Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer...
Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the courtroom during their trial at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on August 7, 2014
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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