Archive | Cambodian Tribunal

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 […]

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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 […]

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Another Mass Grave discovered in Cambodia…

Meanwhile, here on earth…in a remote village in Cambodia, another sad discovery… LU   “We estimate that 35,000 or more people died at this site,” the director said.. Read this Washington Post Article http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodian-villagers-unearth-skulls-bones-from-possible-khmer-rouge-mass-grave/2012/08/06/6c847d5c-df9a-11e1-8d48-2b1243f34c85_story.html

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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 […]

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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 […]

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