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Khmer Rouge

Khmer Rouge Suspect Refuses To Go Along With Tribunal

18 August 2014
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. More

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.

Tribunal Hearing Scheduled for July

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal will hold an initial hearing for two aging regime leaders July 30, in anticipation of the beginning of a full trial at the end of the year.

Opposition Claims Harassment in Former Khmer Rouge Stronghold

Opposition officials say they were prevented from meeting in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Anlong Veng by a group of soldiers clad as civilians.

Former Khmer Rouge Minister’s Health Failing in Thailand

Ieng Thirith was one of four original Khmer Rouge leaders arrested and expected to face trial for atrocity crimes at the UN-backed tribunal.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Victims Unit To Hold Seminar

Officials at the Victims Support Section said in a statement Wednesday that they want to hear from lawyers and victims, as well as donors, as they discuss the upcoming trial phase.

High Rate of Khmer Rouge Sexual Violence Among Ethnic Minorities

The survey, conducted by the Cambodian Defenders Project, found that some 60 percent of 105 surveyed respondents experienced some form of sexual violence under the Khmer Rouge.

Verdict in First Phase of Trial for Two Khmer Rouge Leaders Set for August

Both men are accused of atrocity crimes, including genocide, for their leadership roles in the regime.

New Book Examines China’s Relationship With Khmer Rouge

“Brothers in Arms,” by author Andrew Mertha, shows how China’s foreign policy goals shaped the Khmer Rouge in ways favorable to Beijing.

Khieu Samphan Hospitalized, but in ‘Good Condition’

Khieu Samphan, 82, who is on trial alongside a second Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, was sent to the hospital five days ago for treatment of gripe, court officials said.

Tribunal Prosecutor Wants Forced Marriage, Rape Added to Fourth Case

A trial of Case 004, which is still under investigation at the court, would require three indictments of former Khmer Rouge commanders, and critics say it may never see full trial.

Civil Parties Agree on Reparation Requests for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The court’s Victims Support Section and civil party attorneys are seeking redress for survivors of the regime, particularly in the case against former leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

39 Years After Rise of Khmer Rouge, Hope for a Trial’s End

On this day in 1975, the Khmer Rouge overran the capital and began a mass exodus of the cities, pushing people into labor camps and work collectives.

Scope of Trial Set for Two Khmer Rouge Leaders

The scope will include Tuol Sleng prison, known to the Khmer Rouge as S-21, the 1 January Dam Worksite, and the Trak Kok cooperative.

Norway Pledges $1 Million to Tribunal

The contribution is only a small part of the $60.5 million needed by the court to continue operating.

Aging Khmer Rouge Leaders Still Fit to Stand Trial, Assessment Says

The assessments by court doctors, obtained by VOA Khmer, are the result of medical inspections earlier this month.

Tribunal Refuses Request for Trial Delay

The Trial Chamber of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has refused a request from defendant Khieu Samphan to have the next phase of his atrocity crimes trial delayed.

New Budget Approved, Not Funded, for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Donors approved the $60.5 million budget this week, but tribunal officials say they now need the budget to be funded.

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Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Homei
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18 August 2014
Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries. The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July. Protesters gathered outside the National Assembly Monday morning, hoping to deliver petitions of grievances, but when no one came out to accept the petitions, they decided to march on the suburban home of Prime Minister Hun Sen, in Kratie province, just outside the capital. There, they clashed with security personnel. VOA's Khmer Suy Heimkhemra reports from Phnom Penh.

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Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)i
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16 August 2014
You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." 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 Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." 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 Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." 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 Same Old, Same Old (Movie: Lord of War)

You can say, "My life is so boring - it's the 'same old, same old'. I wish it was more exciting." 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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