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Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show

August 26, 2014 New York Times, PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Earlier this month a United Nations-assisted tribunal in Cambodia handed down long-overdue judgments against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for their roles in the catastrophic Khmer Rouge regime of 1975-79. Nuon Chea, the deputy secretary of the communist party, and Khieu Samphan, the president of the Khmer Rouge state, were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

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Loung Ung interview on NPR All Things Considered about Khmer Rouge Tribunal verdicts

August 7, 2014 NPR All Things Considered: Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims. ( I went in the studio determined to be strong, and a minute into the interview, I found myself choking with emotions again. This time, it wasn’t anger; it was relief, gratitude, and missing my family. There will never be justice for the 2 million lives lost, but through education their stories will live on as our healing continues. The heart is the strongest muscle in the human body. Loung Ung)

 

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Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

August 2

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia.
Sok Sambour, 25, works as a receptionist at a hotel after graduating from accounting school. Her parents told her about that era, including exactly how long the Khmer Rouge rule lasted: three years, eight months and 20 days. An elderly neighbor told her that just catching a fish to eat was enough to be accused of betrayal and face almost certain execution. A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians though starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution.

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Another Mass Grave discovered in Cambodia…

Meanwhile, here on earth…in a remote village in Cambodia, another sad discovery… LU
 
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Nuon Chea Denies Role in Security Apparatus, Killings

VOA, February 9, 2012

 

 

Jailed Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea was given the right to order killings under the regime’s policies, a tribunal prosecutor told the court Thursday.

Dale Lysak, international deputy prosecutor for the UN-backed court, said documentation of the regime showed that the security committee, which included Nuon Chea and Pol Pot, decided on “all the killings.” Read Full Article

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Duch: Symbol of Khmer Rouge horror

Who is Duch? This BBC piece provides a good, brief background. Loung Ung

BBC News, February 3, 2012
By Philippa Fogarty

In early 1999, in a village in northwest Cambodia, an elderly man introduced himself to a journalist. He was Hong Pen, he said, a former teacher from the capital, Phnom Penh. He spoke good English and was wearing the T-shirt of an American aid organisation. READ FULL ARTICLE