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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge ‘First Lady’ is released

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 03:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh The former “First Lady” of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime was freed on Sunday, a court official said, after the country’s war crimes tribunal ... over atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era, will come as a bitter blow to many who survived the 1975-1979 regime, blamed for the deaths of up to two million people. Cambodia’s UN-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1038322/khmer-rouge-first-lady-released
  2. News - Asia

    Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court adds mass killings to trial

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 09:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Cambodia’s UN-backed court on Monday added a mass killing episode to the trial of three former Khmer Rouge leaders, amid fears they will not live long ... site, where the Khmer Rouge allegedly murdered soldiers and officers of the former regime immediately after taking power in April 1975, was “a small victory for the prosecution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1056540/cambodias-khmer-rouge-court-adds-mass-killings-trial
  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian court orders release of Khmer Rouge ‘First Lady’

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Cambodia’s war crimes court ordered the release on Thursday of Ieng Thirith, the “First Lady” of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, saying she was unfit ... before a court for atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era. The accused “suffers from a progressive, degenerative illness (likely Alzheimer’s disease)”, the court statement read, adding “that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1035834/cambodia-court-orders-release-khmer-rouge-%E2%80%98first-lady%E2%80%99
  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Ieng Thirith, accused of Khmer war crimes, freed on health grounds

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh 'First Lady' of Khmer Rouge freed on health grounds The former "First Lady" of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime was freed ... during the Khmer Rouge era, will come as a bitter blow to many who survived the 1975 to '79 regime, blamed for the deaths of up to 2 million people. Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1038606/ieng-thirith-accused-khmer-war-crimes-freed-health-grounds
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To overcome the past, Cambodia needs fair and open trials

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... wrangling, only one of the five top former Khmer Rouge officials has been sentenced by a UN-backed war crimes tribunal for their role in the deaths of up to two million people. If it is the intention of many prominent government officials and businessmen who served the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime to let time and tide cheat justice and bury the past, they have had a victory. The tribunal has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056622/overcome-past-cambodia-needs-fair-and-open-trials
  6. Enemies of the People

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui In Rob Lemkin and Thet Sam Bath's documentary about the Khmer Rouge's murderous four-year grip on Cambodia, the extremist collective's ideologue Nuon Chea- ... million of them, in fact- a catastrophe the country has yet to fully recover from. Nuon Chea had, until then, never spoken about his role in the killings. He did so just as Khmer Rouge leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004175/enemies-people
  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Court rules Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law, is unfit to stand trial

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 'First Lady' of Khmer Rouge set to be freed Cambodia's war crimes court yesterday ordered the release of Ieng Thirith, dubbed the "First Lady" of the murderous Khmer Rouge ... a handful of people brought before a court for atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era. The accused "suffers from a progressive, degenerative illness [likely to be Alzheimer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1036171/court-rules-ieng-thirith-pol-pots-sister-law-unfit-stand-trial
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The flawed legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Cambodia suffered, and so did Sihanouk: five of his 14 children were among the estimated 1.7 million people who perished. It is a poignant example of how his fate ... Cambodia into the Vietnam war, China backed the Khmer Rouge and Vietnam invaded, occupying between 1979 and 1990. Even after his return to usher in a new era of independence under UN oversight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1063484/flawed-legacy-norodom-sihanouk
  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, October 24, 2012

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... accused them of shirking. AP   Khmer Rouge trial faces further delays PHNOM PENH- Cambodia's landmark trial of three former Khmer Rouge leaders faces fresh delays, the UN-backed court said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1068244/briefs-october-24-2012
  10. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The crimes by Kaing Guek Eav were undoubtedly among the worst in recorded human history A judge ruling on an appeal by Duch (pictured), who ran the Khmer Rouge's Tuol Sleng prison Trump is such a cartoon character, an endorsement- no matter who he chooses- is like Bugs Bunny making an endorsement A Democrat's view of Donald Trump's (pictured) support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991692/who-said-it

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