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Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life for crimes against humanity

  • A court in Cambodia has found leaders of the Khmer Rouge Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them for life. 

    Samphan, 83, was the head of the state of the regime in the 1970s; Chea, 88, was a prominent ideologue of the Khmer Rouge.

    This particular case was linked to the forced exodus of millions and a mass killing. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, consisting of  Cambodian as well as international jurists, started work in 2006.

     

     

     

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