Khmer Rouge Horrors Laid Out

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Khmer Rouge Tribunal resumed yesterday, with three surviving leaders of Pol Pot’s regime confronting the UN-endorsed court for crimes against humanity.

The start of Case 002 was low key compared with the first trial, which resulted in the conviction of death camp chief Kaing Guek Eav,  also known as “Duch”. However, opening arguments presented before the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) were startling, with prosecutors focusing on the immediate forced evacuation of Phnom Penh and urban centers around the country after the Khmer Rouge seized control in April 1975. Read more in The Diplomat.

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