A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 17, 1975 as the capital fell to the communist forces. A large portion of the city's population was reportedly forced to evacuate.
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.
The contribution is only a small part of the $60.5 million needed by the court to continue operating.
The assessments by court doctors, obtained by VOA Khmer, are the result of medical inspections earlier this month.
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.
Donors approved the $60.5 million budget this week, but tribunal officials say they now need the budget to be funded.
Almost 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and embarked on a four-year reign of terror and genocide, many of those who survived are finally able to talk about it. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California, home to the largest Cambodian community outside Cambodia.
A survey recently completed by the US-based Open Society Justice Initiative showed that support of the court by Cambodians is slipping.
Oscar nomination for 'The Missing Picture' was a first for a Cambodian film.
Cases 003 and 004 have been strongly opposed by top government officials and would require more indictments of former Khmer Rouge leaders to continue.
Topics for discussion at the three-day conference include Cambodia’s current political climate, the Khmer Rouge tribunal, and the country’s art, media and culture.
Despite not winning its own Oscar, “The Missing Picture’s” nomination was a historic first for Cambodians.
The court “lacks funding” for 13 separate reparation requests by victims, Hang Vannak, head of the Victim Support Section of the court, said in a statement Tuesday.
On the 30th anniversary of the film, Schanberg told VOA Khmer the film has over the years reached the right audience: the Cambodian people.
The Trial Chamber of the UN-backed court ordered physicians to check on Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, with a hearing to be held March 28.
Oscar-nominated “The Missing Picture,” a film by Rithy Panh, was screened along with the other four other competitors this past weekend at the National Geographic Museum in Washington.
The tribunal is facing mounting pressure to wrap up the case, as international funding for the court, which began in 2006, dwindles.
Noah Lederman's latest e-book is informative both for travelers and for readers who want a sense of what Cambodians endured and how life there remains affected.
UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months as it seeks to conclude initial trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
The UN-backed court is currently planning the second phase of a two-part trial for leader Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan—the only two defendants left in custody—for later this year.
In testimony before the UN Human Rights Council last week, Mak Sambath, vice chairman of Cambodia’s Human Rights Committee, denied government involvement in the tribunal.
The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
Cambodia has provided nearly $3.5 million for the national side of the court for 2014 and 2015, but Long Panhavuth said international donors need to put in more money.
Delays at the court, which has had just one successful trial since its 2006 inception, meant that some suspects and defendants died before trials were complete.
The court is currently preparing for the second stage of an atrocity crimes trial against aging leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, but critics of the court worry the two men will die in detention without seeing a verdict.
At Least Four Protesters Killed in Clash With Armed Forces
Reports from Cambodia say four people have died and more have been wounded after Cambodian armed forces opened fire on a demonstration in Phnom Penh where garment workers are calling for higher wages. Ker Yann has this report.
The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has yet to set a date for a new round of atrocity crimes trials, but a spokesman for the court says it is working as fast as possible to resolve procedural issues.
Tribunal spokesman Lars Olsen said the call for filings demonstrations the case is “moving ahead.”
Prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday reiterated calls for a speedy second phase in a trial against two former leaders of the regime.
According to court documents, the two suspects in Case 004 are Ta Tith, Ta An, and Im Chaem, former Khmer Rouge regional commanders who are currently living in Cambodia.
The confidential list names those who would confront the leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who are facing charges of atrocity crimes, including genocide, for their roles within the Khmer Rouge.
Former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan, left, and Nuon Chea, right, look on during the funeral for Khieu Ponnary, the first wife of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, in 2003, file photo.
More discussions on how to proceed with the second phase of Case 002 will continue on Thursday.
A group of ethnic minorities has filed with the Khmer Rouge tribunal, in hopes that more indictments will come from the UN-backed court.
Following the last of closing remarks on Thursday, prosecutors said they want to see a verdict in the atrocities crimes trial of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan by the middle of next year.
The Khmer Rouge's former number two leader denied charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in his final statement at a United Nations-backed tribunal Thursday. Nuon Chea told the Phnom Penh court he never instructed any of his communist cadres to commit crimes. Although he expressed his "deepest remorse" for the victims of the Khmer Rouge, the 87-year-old insisted he was carrying out his duty to serve his country and never told any of his communist cadres to commit crimes. Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh.
Prosecutors are seeking life in prison for both men, who deny the charges and say they were not aware of the atrocities that took place.
Lawyers for the defendants have portrayed the case against them as a show trial with a predetermined outcome.
Defense lawyers for aging Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea told the UN-backed tribunal on Thursday that evidence in portions of the case against him were “limited and inconsistent.”
Justice for horrors of the 'Killing Fields' are drying up due to elderly defendants' poor health and dwindling funds.