Khieu Samphan

Khmer Rouge ‘Brother Number Two’ Nuon Chea admits shared ‘responsibility’

'Brother Number Two' Nuon Chea, 84, at his trial in 2011. Photo: AFP

The Khmer Rouge’s former number two admitted for the first time on Thursday he shared responsibility for the actions of a regime blamed for the deaths of up to two million people in the late 1970s.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 3:05pm

Briefs, January 17, 2013

The Khmer Rouge's Khieu Samphan is ill. Photo: AP

Pakistan accused India of "warmongering" and lodged a protest after another soldier was killed in disputed Kashmir in a flare-up that threatens to derail peace negotiations. Diplomats on both sides have warned against allowing a spate of deadly cross-border incidents to wreck progress made since a total break in relations following the 2008 attacks on Mumbai. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:19am

Time to face history

Khieu Samphan was lying on his sickbed when the police finally arrived.

The former Khmer Rouge head of state, who was recuperating from a stroke, knew this day would eventually come, even if he privately hoped it never would.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A grim picture

Nhem En says he doesn't have nightmares, even though he photographed thousands of his own people before they were tortured to death. He must have heard their screams as they were given electric shocks, beaten with iron bars, mutilated and hacked with pick axes at the notorious Tuol Sleng secret prison of the Khmer Rouge.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Bangkok blacklists Khmer Rouge trio

Thai leaders have moved to curb the Khmer Rouge leadership's once unfettered access to their country.

13 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Beijing may veto genocide tribunal

Beijing yesterday revealed it is considering blocking UN efforts to bring Cambodia's surviving Khmer Rouge leadership to trial.

Speaking during a three-day visit to Bangkok, Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan confirmed that the question of China using its Security Council veto was among 'other constructive proposals' considered by an internal study group.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Desperate Khmer Rouge lashes out

Desperate Khmer Rouge hardliners are plotting a new hit-and-run campaign of rural violence in a last-ditch bid to destabilise forthcoming elections in Cambodia, military and diplomatic sources have warned.

1 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Pol Pot's evil legacy

No one except his most fanatical followers will mourn the passing of Pol Pot, one of the worst criminals of the 20th century. The only sadness is that his death came just as the world was moving towards putting the Khmer Rouge leader on trial before an international court to pay for the genocide in which he played such a large part.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Khmer Rouge deny veteran leader detained by Pol Pot

Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan is reportedly languishing in prison at Pol Pot's mountain headquarters of Anlong Veng in northern Cambodia.

First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh claimed that the 65-year-old Khmer Rouge veteran had been arrested to prevent him defecting to breakaway forces loyal to Ieng Sary.

25 Sep 1996 - 12:00am