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Khmer Rouge

Nuon Chea Says He Won’t Accept a Change in Lawyers

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, center, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in the court room during a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal, file photo.

30 October 2014
Nuon Chea’s current defense team has been boycotting hearings against him since last week. More

Khmer Rouge Defense Teams Warned Against Continuing Boycott

The tribunal is in the midst of starting the second and final phase of a trial of Nuon Chea, the regime’s chief ideologue, and Khieu Samphan, its nominal head of state.

Hearings for Khmer Rouge Suspended as Defense Boycotts

In a statement, the court said the defense had “abandoned the courtroom” during a hearing last week, and it ordered them to appear at a trial management meeting on Tuesday.

Cambodian Author Examines Extreme Militarism

Nhem Boraden said that while it could be called a failed state, and one without a civilian structure, the Khmer Rouge regime had all the elements of a modern military.

Defense Teams Continue Boycott of Khmer Rouge Trial

More meetings are to be held this week, leading up to another hearing session on Oct. 27.

Video Defense Teams Leave Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hearing

Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan boycotted an opening hearing for the two men on Friday, leaving the courtroom and putting the second and final phase of the trial for the two men in limbo.

Video The Trial of Two Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Continues​

The trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders resumed on Friday. They were accused of genocide. Nuon Chea, 88 and Khieu Saphan, 83, were convicted in August on charges of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.

Defense Teams Leave Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hearing

It remains unclear what will happen next with the hearing, which was to begin a trial of atrocity crimes for the two men, including, for the first time, genocide.

Tribunal Meeting Overlooks Major Set-Backs

There was no discussion of a lack of movement on two cases—Nos. 003 and 004—at the court, nor a discussion of at least one potential defendant’s refusal to answer a court summons.

Video As Tribunal Continues, More Calls for Funding

Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.

As Tribunal Continues, More Calls for Funding

Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.

Nuon Chea Team Moves for Disqualification of Judges

The complaint accuses Nil Nonn, head of the Trial Chamber, French judge Jean-Marc Lavergne, and three other judges of “bias” and requests they be disqualified.

Tribunal Preps Civil Parties Ahead of Hearing

The hearings will open Oct. 17 in what is the tribunal’s most important trial to date.

Video Cambodia Foreign Minister Previews Upcoming UN Speech

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.

Aid Worker Donates Rare Images from 1980s Border Camps

The donation includes 144 film slides, one audiocassette, and 1,220 digitalized photos.

Playwright Turns Eye From Cambodia for US Civil Rights Story

Filloux spent years working with victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

Tribunal Announces Date To Begin Next Trial

The date will mark the beginning of the second and final phase of the trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, which was broken into two parts for expediency.

Khmer Rouge Defendants Offered Buddhist Ritual

Such ceremonies—once banned by the Khmer Rouge—are allowed under the internal rules of the UN-backed court.

Takeo ‘Cooperative’ Will Be Starting Point for Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

The announcement from the court moves it a step closer to the second phase of the trial against the two men, in the court’s most prominent trial to date.

Koh Kong Teachers Trained in Khmer Rouge Curriculum

Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge.

Researcher Describes Khmer Rouge Atrocities Against Cham Muslims

Both leaders on trial will face charges related to the treatment of the Chams, as well as Vietnamese, when their trial begins in full later this year.

Tribunal Official Faces Emotional Khmer Rouge Victims in California

Many Cambodians felt the court’s slow pace and limited scope were not bringing them a sense of justice.

Plans for Genocide Institute Move Forward

The Documentation Center of Cambodia, a key research facility for the atrocity crimes of the Khmer Rouge, plans to start building a genocide institute that will be the first of its kind in Asia.

Nuon Chea’s Defense Finds Grounds To Appeal at Least One Crime Accusation

Nuon Chea is on trial alongside Khieu Samphan, another regime leader, for atrocity crimes.

Tribunal Official To Meet With Cambodians in California

Nearly half a million Cambodians fled the regime to live in the United States, leaving behind family members who were killed.

US Hopes Continue Supporting Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Diplomat Says

Scot Marciel, the top diplomat for Asia and Pacific at the US State Department, said the tribunal can serve as an example to Cambodians and the world.

Video US Will Continue Supporting Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Diplomat Says

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Experts See Expanded Scope in Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

Observers say they are hopeful the case will reveal more truths about the movement and provide some sense of justice for victims.

Many Want Confessions from Khmer Rouge Leaders on Trial

A researcher says interviews with many everyday Cambodians shows a desire to hear confessions from two former leaders.

Khmer Rouge Suspect Refuses To Go Along With Tribunal

Im Chaem, 68, is accused of atrocity crimes for her role in purges of Khmer Rogue cadre and for running a detention center where tens of thousands of people died.

Guilty Verdict ‘Small Victory’ for Tribunal

The fact that only three leaders have faced trial since 2006 means the court is failing to bring justice to the victims of the brutal regime.

No Show at Court for Potential Khmer Rouge Suspect

Im Chaem has said in the past she does not consider herself guilty of atrocity crimes, and she recently told local media she will not go to the court if summoned.

Additional Khmer Rouge Suspect To Appear at Tribunal Monday

Im Chaem, 68, is among a small group of suspects that could be indicted in two more cases at the tribunal.

Video Emotional Scene Follows Khmer Rouge Guilty Verdicts

A United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has handed down long awaited guilty verdicts against two aging leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime.

With Verdict Out, Tribunal’s Critics Weigh In

While the verdict signaled a completion to this phase of the trial, critics say the court could have done a lot more for Cambodians.

Video Emotional Scene Follows Khmer Rouge Guilty Verdicts

A United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has handed down long-awaited guilty verdicts and life sentences for two aging leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime. VOA's Say Mony reports from Phnom Penh in this story narrated by Colin Lovett.

A Verdict, But Painful Memories Remain

More than 1.7 million people died under the regime, from overwork, starvation or execution, in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.

Verdict Shows Split Loyalties Over Khmer Rouge

In the countryside, especially in former Khmer Rouge areas, the verdict was met with mixed reactions.

Two Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced to Life in Prison

The first phase of a two-phase trial began for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in late 2011, in a trial that included more than 1,000 witnesses and 7,000 documents.

Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentences

Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan convicted of crimes against humanity three-and-a-half decades after communist group's bloody rule left nearly quarter of Cambodian population dead.

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Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodiai
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30 October 2014
The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials. Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha also hopes to improve cooperation along the borders and “clear up controversies of the past,” a spokesman for Hun Sen told reporters Thursday. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)i
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27 October 2014
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Video Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)

You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)

You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Hit the Nail on the Head (Movie: Inside Job)

You can say, "The professor 'hit the nail on the head' when she said, that we cannot demand respect, respect must be earned and not given freely." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori
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