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Second trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders begins

  • Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, the last two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, will begin their second trial.

    Samphan, the former head of state of Cambodia, and Chea, the deputy of Pol Pot, are already on their first trial for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

    The second trial, includes a genocide charge linked to the killings of minority populations.

    During the four-year Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia, two million people died of execution, starvation, and overwork between 1975 and 1979.

     

     

    Tagged as: Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, world news