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  • Cambodia: Khmer Rouge tribunal 101

    Cambodia: Khmer Rouge tribunal 101

    The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 1975 until 1979 and is blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people. The Maoist group tried to build an agrarian society purged of foreign influences. Until now, none of its senior cadre has gone on trial, and Pol Pot, its paramount leader, died in 1998 in a jungle camp after losing power to Vietnamese occupiers. The Khmer Rouge tribunal, a joint effort between Cambodia’s judiciary and the United Nations, opened in 2006 and has so far spent more than $100 million on investigating and trying surviving members of the senior leadership. Only one has been prosecuted and found guilty. Here are five frequently asked questions answered:

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  • Trouble at the tribunal: Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary dies before conviction

    The Khmer Rouge communist regime in Cambodia was responsible for the deaths of some 2 million in the 1970s. Ieng Sary's death puts a spotlight on the tribunal's many hurdles.

  • Khmer Rouge No. 2 gives insight to his role in Cambodia's 'killing fields'

    Khmer Rouge No. 2 gives insight to his role in Cambodia's 'killing fields'

    Nuon Chea, the deputy leader of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in Cambodia's 'killing fields' told the tribunal today that he carried out its policies to protect the country.

  • Khmer Rouge trial opens in Cambodia amid claims of interference (video)

    Khmer Rouge trial opens in Cambodia amid claims of interference (video)

    Critics say political interference and judicial misconduct are tarnishing the UN-backed Khmer Rouge trial, seen as key to justice more than 30 years after the brutal regime was ousted.

  • Landmark Khmer Rouge genocide trial: Do Cambodians care?

    Landmark Khmer Rouge genocide trial: Do Cambodians care?

    The Cambodian government is stepping up efforts to inform the country about the Khmer Rouge's bloody rule.

  • Cambodia: Khmer Rouge tribunal 101

    Cambodia: Khmer Rouge tribunal 101

    The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 1975 until 1979 and is blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people. The Maoist group tried to build an agrarian society purged of foreign influences. Until now, none of its senior cadre has gone on trial, and Pol Pot, its paramount leader, died in 1998 in a jungle camp after losing power to Vietnamese occupiers. The Khmer Rouge tribunal, a joint effort between Cambodia’s judiciary and the United Nations, opened in 2006 and has so far spent more than $100 million on investigating and trying surviving members of the senior leadership. Only one has been prosecuted and found guilty. Here are five frequently asked questions answered:

  • For former Khmer Rouge prisoners, reparations are key to justice

    Chum Mey and Bou Meng are two of seven prisoners left alive in S-21 prison when the regime fell in 1979, out of more than 14,000 inmates. They testified this week against former leader .