Posts Tagged ‘Khmer Rouge’

Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court has refused bail to the Khmer Rouge’s former social welfare minister.

For her part in the Maoist regime’s brutal four-year rule in the late 1970s, Ieng Thirith (photo), 76, is accused of crimes against humanity. Her husband was the regime’s foreign minister, and judges are still considering his bail appeal. (more…)


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Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister, has appeared before Cambodia’s genocide tribunal, in order to appeal against his detention.

Ieng Sary (photo), 82, has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed during the Maoist regime’s four-year rule in the late 1970s. (more…)

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 Nuon Chea, former “brother number two” of the Khmer Rouge, has had an appeal against his pretrial detention, rejected in Cambodia, by a special UN-backed tribunal.

The tribunal judges, meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday, said there were “well founded” reasons to believe that Nuon Chea committed the crimes of which he is accused. (more…)

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Survivors of Khmer Rouge regime are looking for justice. For the first time they have addressed a UN-backed genocide court. They spoke at a bail hearing for Nuon Chea, one of five senior Khmer Rouge officials awaiting trial, charged with crimes against humanity. Nuon Chea was the so-called Brother Number Two to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. (more…)

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