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Reporter recalls rare trip to Pol Pot’s Cambodia

When the Khmer Rouge invited a pair of American journalists to Cambodia in the late 1970s for a rare glimpse of the revolution, they found empty streets and schools in a city with no laughter. “There was nobody there. It was like walking into the Twilight Zone,” recalled one-time Washington…

Top accused says Khmer Rouge not ‘bad people’

The Khmer Rouge were not “bad people”, the regime’s highest-ranking surviving member said on Monday as Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal began hearing evidence in a long-awaited atrocities trial. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, seen as the chief ideologue of the brutal 1970s movement, was the first of three accused…

Khmer Rouge court takes action against U.S. news service

Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court said Wednesday it had started contempt of court proceedings against Voice of America Khmer for revealing confidential information about a new Khmer Rouge case. The move comes after the US-funded news service posted an article and video on its website describing prosecution allegations of mass…

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