20 May '11, 6pm

Cambodians mark 'Day of Anger' for KRouge victims

Cambodians mark 'Day of Anger' for KRouge victims

CHOEUNG EK, Cambodia : Tearful Cambodians attended a re-enactment of a massacre by the Khmer Rouge at a "Day of Anger" ceremony Friday and demanded long jail terms for ex-regime leaders facing trial. Thousands of people, including monks and children, watched black-clad students mime raping, bludgeoning and shooting victims near the mass graves of thousands of prisoners at a former killing field outside Phnom Penh. "I am speechless about my suffering under the Khmer Rouge. It was more than 30 years ago now, but I still remember my pain," said Tim Pho, 75, who lost 15 family members during the communist movement's 1975-79 rule. The annual "Day of Anger" ceremony comes just weeks before the start of a high-profile genocide trial involving the movement's four most senior surviving leaders, including "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea. "I want the four Khmer Rouge leaders to get ve...

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