Khieu Samphan

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'Historic Verdicts' Handed to Khmer Rouge Leaders

More than 3 decades later, 2 leaders are convicted

(Newser) - The two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge were sentenced today to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed some three and a half decades ago. The UN-backed tribunal handed what the AP terms "historic verdicts" to Khieu Samphan, the regime's former head of... More »

Khmer Rouge President Busted

Pol Pot's head of state charged with crimes against humanity

(Newser) - After almost a decade of delays, Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court is in full swing, today arresting ex-Khmer Rouge president Khieu Samphan. Samphan, 76, who was seized from a Phnom Penh hospital, is the fifth member of Pol Pot’s bloody cabal arrested so far. In a book released last... More »

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