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Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of War Crimes, Jailed for Life

Published on Aug 11, 2014 by Luke Hunt

Surviving henchmen of Pol Pot guilty of crimes against humanityWritten by Luke Hunt for The DiplomatA full bench of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has found Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen guilty of crimes against humanity, and sentenced them to spend the rest of their lives behind bars.udge Nil Nonn said a bench of international and Cambodian judges had found Nuon Chea, 88, and Khieu Samphan, 83 guilty of murder, extermination, and an array of other criminal charges partially in regards to the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in April 1975.Similar criminal charges involving a second phase of forced population movement between September 1975 and late 1977 and the slaughter of soldiers, bureaucrats and their families from....

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The Killing Fields; the Search for Justice

Published on Mar 26, 2014 by Luke Hunt

For eight years, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has attempted to find some kind of justice for those who died under Pol Pot’s ruthless regime, with some success, and at times fought a difficult battle against its detractors.As Communications Officer for the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC), Lars Olsen is charged with disseminating information and handling perceptions of the proceedings. He spoke with The Edge Review’s correspondent Luke Hunt.The Edge Review: Your native Norway is a long way from Cambodia. Why did you decide to move here and take-up the position as Communications Officer with the ECCC?Olsen: All over the world people have heard about the killing fields in Cambodia. When you get a chance to participate in....

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Getting the Free Syrian Army on Message

Published on Nov 9, 2013 by Luke Hunt

By LUKE HUNT / IstanbulIn an up-market hotel tucked away in Cihangir, the bohemian quarter of Istanbul, sits a barrel-chested American known to a few in media circles for his work in 30 countries. His name is a guarded secret and his job as a media advisor has included senior brass in the United States military, militants and jihadists.He knows his business and avoids industry cliché’s and buzz words while opting for a minimalist approach. His clients are not journalists nor are they media savvy. Nearly all are difficult, activists in some shape or form and his latest mission is no exception, it’s the Free Syrian Army (FSA).“It is about communications and messages,” he said after a brisk early morning....

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