Nuon Chea sits in court before a hearing of the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in November. Photo: AP

Khmer Rouge ‘Brother Number Two’ Nuon Chea dies in Cambodia aged 93

  • Researchers believe the former right-hand man of Pol Pot was directly involved in the regime’s extremist purges and executions
  • He was serving life in prison after convictions by a UN-backed tribunal on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
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Nuon Chea sits in court before a hearing of the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in November. Photo: AP
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