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#Khmer Rouge

# khmer-rouge - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Duch, Khmer Rouge prison chief who oversaw torture and killings, dies aged 77

The chief of a top-secret prison was one of the few ex-Khmer Rouge who acknowledged even partial responsibility for his role in Cambodia’s genocide.

# khmer-rouge - Friday 16 November, 2018

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling

The “reign of terror” left some two million Cambodians dead from overwork, starvation and mass executions.

# khmer-rouge - Friday 4 August, 2017

Vanity Fair stands over claims Angelina Jolie movie gave impoverished children money and then took it away

The magazine’s September cover story describes a ‘game’ used to find the child star of Jolie’s film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

# khmer-rouge - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.

# khmer-rouge - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# khmer-rouge - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# khmer-rouge - Monday 5 December, 2011

Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

Nuon Chea, on trial for genocide, today denied responsibility for the mass killings of his fellow Cambodians – blaming their deaths on neighbouring Vietnam.

# khmer-rouge - Monday 21 November, 2011

Khmer Rouge genocide trial begins

The three top Khmer Rouge leaders accused of orchestrating Cambodia’s ‘killing fields’ went on trial today before a UN-backed tribunal. The defendants are in their 80s and charges include crimes against humanity.

# khmer-rouge - Monday 27 June, 2011

"Killing fields" trial opens in Cambodia

The trial represents the last chance to bring the Khmer Rouge leadership to justice.

# khmer-rouge - Monday 26 July, 2010

A FORMER PRISON director of the notorious S-21 prison in Cambodia has been found guilty of crimes against humanity in a UN-backed court.

Kaing Guek Eav, known as “Duch”, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. However, Duch will not serve the full term, as the presiding judges reduced his sentence by five years due to the fact that he was illegally imprisoned.

The sentence was then further reduced by 11 years for time already served. Duch will therefore serve 19 years for his part in the torture and murder of his countrymen in the late 1970′s.

The building where Duch worked was originally a school but was converted into a prison by the ultra-communist Khmer Rogue regime, which aimed to create a classless society. In total 16,000 people were brought to the prison, where they were tortured, interrogated and eventually brought away to be murdered.

Of the 16,000 people who entered the S-21 prison just 12 came out alive.

During the communist revolution in Cambodia up to 1.7 million people died.

Duch has admitted his part in the Cambodian Genocide, saying the he was solely and individually responsible for about 12,380 deaths. He is the first high-ranking figure to be tried.