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  • 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:
    06/27/2011 09:53 am

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  • Khmer Rouge trial nears end, with tarnished legacy

    The man who was second to Pol Pot is scheduled to testify Thursday in his crimes against humanity trial. A conviction is far from assured, as is the legacy of the troubled Cambodian tribunal. 

  • 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'

    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.
    11/22/2011 02:20 pm

  • 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.
    11/21/2011 09:44 am

  • Cambodia's Khmer Rouge genocide trial battles political pressures

    A UN-backed court in Cambodia has started a landmark genocide trial of four senior Khmer Rouge leaders, whose brutal regime in the late 1970s killed nearly a quarter of the population.
    06/27/2011 10:24 am

  • 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:
    06/27/2011 09:53 am

  • Khmer Rouge tribunal prepares for first, and possibly only, verdict in Cambodia

    The Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to deliver its first verdict Monday in the case of former torture chief Duch. It may also be the last verdict at a court beset by allegations of corruption and political interference
    07/23/2010 04:51 pm

  • Terrorism & Security Former Khmer Rouge leader asks for forgiveness

    In the first genocide trial in Cambodia, "Duch" acknowledged he was guilty of crimes against humanity and apologized to victims' families.
    03/31/2009 01:00 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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