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Khmer Rouge

Cambodia Foreign Minister Previews Upcoming UN Speech

Cambodia Foreign Minister Previews Upcoming UN Speech

29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York. More

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.

UN Tribunal Convicts Khmer Rouge Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

The tribunal sentenced Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who are in poor health, to life in prison

Awaiting Khmer Rouge Verdict, Cambodian Survivors on Edge

Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, are facing charges for their roles as leaders within the movement

On Eve of Khmer Rouge Verdict, Survivors on Edge

Thursday’s verdict will be a landmark moment for the court, which has so far only tried one other Khmer Rouge member.

Tribunal Verdict Won’t Please All Sides, Official Warns

Aging leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are facing atrocities crimes charges in two phases of a trial that was broken apart to expedite the process.

At Khmer Rouge Court, Long-Awaited Verdict Approaches

First phase of trial, which is coming to an end, has focused on forced exodus of Phnom Penh in 1975 - and now many are hopeful justice will be served.

Video Former Khmer Rouge Head of State in Court for Genocide Hearing

Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge president, Khieu Samphan, arrived in court on Wednesday (July 30) for an initial hearing on charges for genocide, crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

Genocide Trial Begins for Aging Khmer Rouge Leaders

Ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, chief ideologue Nuon Chea face genocide charges at the trial that begins Wednesday in Phnom Penh.

At Khmer Rouge Court, a Long-Awaited Verdict Approaches

Chum Mey sells books about the Khmer Rouge, and about himself, in what is now called the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

For Some, Too Little Too Late from Tribunal

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has faced growing criticism in recent years for failure to provide justice to victims of the regime.

Memorial To Be ‘Symbolic Compensation’ for Victims of Khmer Rouge

At Thursday’s ceremony, Khmer Rouge survivors Chum Mey and Bou Meng both said they were happy a memorial was going forward.

Torture Chief Could Testify at Upcoming Khmer Rouge Trial

Operations at S-21, the brutal Khmer Rouge security center that Duch ran, will be included in the upcoming trial of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

Memorial Stupa To Be Built at Tuol Sleng Museum

The memorial Buddhist stupa will be built on the grounds of the former center of Tuol Sleng, which is now a war crimes museum.

Ieng Thirith, former Khmer Rouge Leader, Remains in Hospital, on Oxygen

The health of aging Khmer Rouge leaders is of ongoing concern, as many fear they will not face justice for crimes committed by the regime.

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Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodiai
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29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. Before delivering his speech at UNGA, Hor Namhong told VOA Khmer that Cambodia was now enjoying peace and political stability after the two winning political parties in 2013 election had agreed to work together. His speech comes as Cambodia’s profile on the world stage has expanded in recent years. Cambodia has and improved economy and a growing participation in UN missions around the world. But Hor Namhong’s speech also comes amid deep criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record and a controversial agreement with Australia to help it resettle refuges in exchange for aid money. (VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann, Washington)

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Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)i
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29 September 2014
You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)

You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Get Over It (Movie: Shutter Island)

You can say, "No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. So that fight you had with your cousin last year - 'get over it'." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" 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 Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." 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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