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Defiant Khmer Rouge genocide defendants upset victims

Khmer Rouge survivors reacted with dismay Tuesday as a top regime leader walked out of his genocide trial for a second day and a co-defendant sought acquittal under a 15-year-old amnesty. The elderly suspects’ defiant attitude underlined the challenges facing Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court in a case long awaited…

Cambodian court opens landmark Khmer Rouge trial

PHNOM PENH (AFP) – Four top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial at Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court on Monday for genocide and other atrocities during the hardline communist regime’s reign of terror in the 1970s. The case, described as the most complex since the Nazi trials after World War…

UN denies halting Khmer Rouge investigation

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations on Tuesday strongly denied that it had ordered Cambodia war crimes judges to reject a new case involving the Khmer Rouge. With the country gearing up for a major Khmer Rouge era trial this month, Cambodian media reports said five UN staff have resigned…

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