FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s been a long time coming, but more than three decades after the Khmer Rouge were swept from power, their victims are about to receive some justice. Tomorrow Pol Pot’s surviving lieutenants will be put on trial for their parts in one of the great travesties of the 20th century.
Brother Number Two Nuon Chea, one-time head of state Khieu Samphan, the former foreign minister Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith have indicated they will plead not guilty to charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. They will fight tooth and nail once Case 002 begins. Read more in Spectrum.