Exploring history, culture in Phnom Penh

Dec 12, 2015

Exploring history, culture in Phnom Penh

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Bigger. Taller. Fancier. Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh is undergoing a staggering period of development 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge regime took over the city and forced thousands to evacuate to rural Cambodia in its brutal campaign to create an agrarian-based ...

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Aug 8, 2014

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1970s reign of terror that left close to ...

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Aug 7, 2014

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict at a U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity, marking the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court. Prosecutors are demanding life in jail for ...

Top Khmer Rouge suspect admits some responsibility

May 31, 2013

Top Khmer Rouge suspect admits some responsibility

The Khmer Rouge’s former No. 2 admitted for the first time Thursday that he shared responsibility for the actions of a regime blamed for the deaths of up to 2 million people in the late 1970s. “I am not trying to evade my responsibility,” ...