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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Two convicted Khmer Rouge leaders face new mass murder trial in UN-backed court

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, already convicted for crimes against humanity in August, now on trial for mass murder of Vietnamese and Muslims The genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders resumed Friday at a UN-backed court in Cambodia, where they face charges over the mass murder of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriage ...

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    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... of which will be met by Australia- would begin with a trial of a small group of refugees, it added. Cambodian authorities declined to provide further details, but earlier Morrison told Australian ...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders to appeal life sentences handed down by UN-backed Cambodia court

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:43am

    ... the only two leaders of the regime left to stand trial, three and a half decades after the end of the genocidal rule of the Khmer Rouge in which 2 million people died. The tribunal’s chief judge ... one defendant – prison director Kaing Guek Eav, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2011. The current trial began in November 2011 and started out with four Khmer Rouge leaders. Former ...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life for 'extermination' of millions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:57am by AP

    ... of state, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue, known as "Brother No 2"- the only two surviving leaders of the regime left to stand trial. The tribunal's chief judge, Nil ... imprisonment in 2011. Because of the poor health of the defendants, the case was divided into separate smaller trials in an effort to render justice before they died. Both men face a second trial, due ...

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    Jailed Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan denies being part of killing machine

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... of the Khmer Rouge killing machine- but could end his days in prison after he was jailed for life for crimes against humanity. Throughout his trial, the French-educated radical denied playing ... the trial Khieu Samphan had accused the prosecution of telling "fairy tales". "The reality was that I did not have any power and I did not care about it either," he said. But he ...

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    Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... trial entered a crucial phase on Wednesday with closing statements in the case of former regime leaders accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th century. More than three ... Khmer Rouge wiped out up to two million people through starvation, overwork and execution in the late 1970s. The trial, which began hearing evidence in late 2011, is widely seen as a landmark ...

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    Pol Pot's deputy Nuon Chea deemed fit for war crimes trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Pol Pot deputy deemed fit for war crimes trial Pol Pot's former deputy Nuon Chea is fit to continue with his trial for war crimes and genocide, doctors told Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court yesterday following the death of a co-defendant. "From a physical point of view, I felt he is well enough to continue with the trial ...

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    Khmer Rouge trial adjourned as accused hospitalised

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Judges at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge war crimes court suspended proceedings on Monday as one of the three former regime leaders on trial for alleged atrocities was hospitalised. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 86, was taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon. According to a medical report read to the court, Nuon Chea was diagnosed with “acute ...

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law and one of the few regime members to face punishment, is unfit to stand trial, war crimes court rules ... saying the elderly sister-in-law of regime leader Pol Pot was unfit to stand trial. The UN-backed tribunal said there was "no prospect that the accused can stand trial in the foreseeable ...

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    Cambodia sentences French teenager to 25 years in prison for role in heroin-smuggling plot

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... convicted in absentia two other Nigerians, who fled after the trio were arrested, and sentenced them to 27-year terms. During their trial in April, the two women denied any involvement in drug ...




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