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# Khmer Rouge

Last year
Tribunal rejects last surviving 91-year-old Khmer Rouge leader’s appeal in final session
Khieu Samphan and two other defendants were convicted over a reign of terror that caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people.
All time
Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims
The images appeared in a Vice article last weekend.
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 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.
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.
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"Killing fields" trial opens in Cambodia
The trial represents the last chance to bring the Khmer Rouge leadership to justice.
'Comrade Duch' sentenced for crimes against humanity
The ex-prison director has admitted that he is solely responsible for the deaths of 12,380 of his countrymen.