26 Jun '11, 9pm

Cambodia court to open landmark Khmer Rouge trial: PHNOM PENH : Four former top Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial

Cambodia court to open landmark Khmer Rouge trial: PHNOM PENH : Four former top Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial

PHNOM PENH : Four former top Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial for genocide at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court on Monday in a case described as the world's most complex in decades. The trial has been long awaited by survivors of the brutal regime that wiped out nearly a quarter of the population during its 1975-79 reign of terror. The elderly defendants, including "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea and former head of state Khieu Samphan, are to appear at an initial hearing at 09:00am (0200 GMT). They face charges including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over the deaths of up to two million people from starvation, overwork, torture or execution during the country's "Killing Fields" era. The genocide charges relate specifically to the murders of Vietnamese people and ethnic Cham Muslims. The other defendants are former foreign minister Ieng Sary and his wif...

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channelnewsasia.com 29 Jun '11, 12pm

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