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  1. Tribunal hearing a milestone in beleaguered Khmer Rouge trials

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland After years of delay, Cambodia will today hold the first public tribunal hearing of a senior Khmer Rouge leader since the murderous regime was overthrown in 1979. Kaing Guek ... release from detention, where he has been held by the Cambodian government for the past 81/2 years. Until recently, Duch- who was at the heart of the Khmer Rouge killing machine- was the only ...

  2. Ex-Khmer Rouge warriors enlist in battle for the Lord

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... geriatric mass murderers and, since missionaries arrived to claim the souls of its damned, Jesus. Pailin's reputation as the last bastion of the Khmer Rouge- from where its remnants fought ... there are landmines everywhere from the war, malaria is rife, and most of all because of the Khmer Rouge, which everyone knows is cruel,' he said. 'But it was the Lord's will.' Now his ...

  3. Panh's labyrinth sheds light on darkest days

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Rithy Panh finally may have finished with the Khmer Rouge. This month, he'll focus on another troubling, if less horrific, period in his country's modern history: the days of French colonial rule. 'Now everyone wants to talk about the Khmer Rouge,' Panh says. 'Everyone wants to tell that story. But we did that years ago. The question is: why does everyone want ...

  4. World wants to know what made Duch a killer

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... by the Khmer Rouge, delve into the mind of Kaing Guek Eav, who is better known by his nom de guerre Duch. Duch was at the heart of the killing machine of the Khmer Rouge- the ultra-Maoist regime ... people through overwork, starvation, illness or execution, as the Khmer Rouge pursued its crazed ideology, stunned the world. Now Cambodians want answers from Duch, who was earlier this week ...

  5. Time to face history

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... From hospital bed to prison cell, Khieu Samphan is running out of time, Anne Hyland reports Khieu Samphan was lying on his sickbed when the police finally arrived. The former Khmer Rouge ... Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal is preparing to bring Khmer Rouge leaders to justice. Khieu Samphan has spent most of the past 30 years denying responsibility for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians ...

  6. Root of all evil

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Francois Bizot was the only foreigner to survive imprisonment under the Khmer Rouge and Comrade Duch, the leader awaiting trial for the torture and slaughter of thousands. Still haunted ... in 2003, is unique because the author was one of just a few, and the only foreigner, who survived being captured and imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge. An estimated 1.7 million people died from hunger, ...

  7. Wrangling delays justice

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland The Khmer Rouge trial, which is known by the clunky name of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, will try only a handful of senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge. It is a unique international crimes court in structure because it will be operated by the Cambodian government with the assistance of the UN. There is international funding for the trial to be held ...

  8. A grim picture

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... with iron bars, mutilated and hacked with pick axes at the notorious Tuol Sleng secret prison of the Khmer Rouge. 'When the prisoners came to my room they were blindfolded,' recalled Nhem En, who became the Khmer Rouge's chief photographer in May 1976 when he was 16. He was at an age when most young men were chasing girls and enjoying a carefree existence rather than being ...

  9. Effort needed to heal the scars of Cambodia

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to fulfil its aim of providing the reconciliation that Cambodians need to move beyond the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. But it is at least an effort to fill that void. How ... chosen by him and are used to following his instructions. Embarrassments for Mr Hun Sen are likely as a result of evidence. He and many in his government were Khmer Rouge members. China, one ...

  10. Protecting witnesses key in land where fear lingers

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... With trials of senior Khmer Rouge leaders finally on the horizon, witness protection- and the lack of it- has become an important issue in Cambodia, writes Anne Hyland Oum Puom, 76, wants to stand up in the court of Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal and ask the question that the vast majority of his fellow citizens have wanted answered for 30 years. 'I want to ask ...




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