Khmer Rouge

Documentation Center to Host Genocide Conference in 2017

Human skulls are displayed in the stupa of Choeung Ek, a former Khmer Rouge "killing field" dotted with mass graves about nine miles (15 kilometers) south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

24 July 2015
Tribunal officials and victims of the regime told VOA Khmer they support the conference coming to Cambodia. More

Memorial Project Educates Youth on Khmer Rouge

Several students at Toul Tom Poung High School told VOA Khmer that they understand the necessity of Khmer Rouge history, which will help Cambodia’s future.

Video An Interview With US War Crimes Ambassador Stephen Rapp

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has been unable to fully pursue at least two cases, due to the government’s unwillingness to arrest them, the US ambassador at large for war crimes says.

Video US War Crimes Ambassador Called for Arrest of Tribunal Suspects

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has been unable to fully pursue at least two cases, due to the government’s unwillingness to arrest them, the US ambassador at large for war crimes says.

Video US Ambassador-at-Large of War Crime Calls for Arrest of More Suspects

Khmer Rouge leaders are currently on trial by the UN-backed tribunal for genocide. The tribunal is facing serious roadblocks, including Tuesday resignation of UN judge Mark Harmon.

International Judge Resigns from Beleaguered Tribunal

Court observers say Mark Harmon had in the last three years made much progress on cases 003 and 004,

Judge Quits Cambodia's Troubled Khmer Rouge Trial

Mark Harmon from the US is the fourth judge to quit so far - and another blow for troubled tribunal probing atrocities of 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.

Tribunal Witnesses Describe Tortuous Conditions at Khmer Rouge Air Field

Sem Hoeurn is one of a number of witnesses to describe the secretive Khmer Rouge regime from the inside.

After the Khmer Rouge, Encouraging Dialogue Between Generations

Pheng Pong-Rasy said public forums are conducted at a larger level, educating the young and acting as catharsis for regime survivors.

Video Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artists

Phare Ponleu Selpak is an NGO school, that was founded in 1994 by nine young men who were refugees during Khmer Rouge, and has helped hundreds of vulnerable Cambodian children and adults from poverty.

Tribunal Risks Legitimacy If More Suspects Aren’t Indicted, Critics Say

The tribunal has so far only completed one full trial since 2006, but is has spent about $200 million.

Groundbreaking Ballet Comes to Cambodian Stage

“Pamina Devi,” inspired by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” is the story of feuding between a queen and a king, and the princess caught between them.

Holocaust Museum Adds Khmer Rouge Exhibit

The exhibitions will run through October 2017 and are free and open to the public.

Lost Loved Ones and the Agony of ‘Ambiguous Loss’

South African journalist Robert Carmichael has covered Cambodia for many years and has just published a book looking at the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime on survivors.

Understanding Khmer Rouge History ‘Critical,’ Author Says

The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.

Tribunal Observer Cites Concerns Over Lack of Action

Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials strongly oppose the prosecution of additional cases.

Recalling Kent State, 45 Years Later

The May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University came after then President Richard Nixon ordered an invasion of Cambodia.

Former Correspondents Recall End of Vietnam War

Hanoi rolls out red carpet for dozens of retired Western journalists now back in the country for 40-year reunion

Video 40 Years after Khmer Rouge Takeover, VOA Reporter's Bittersweet Homecoming (On Assignment)

Reporter Reasey Poch of VOA's Cambodian service tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about his emotional visit inside the home the Khmer Rouge forced his family to evacuate 40 years ago.

Hun Sen Hostility Puts UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Doubt

PM Hun Sen has refused to enforce police to cooperate in further prosecution or arrest of three former senior Khmer Rouge cadres charged with crimes against humanity.

Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

The vigil was held at Wat Buddhikarama, a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

About fifty Cambodian-Americans in the Washington, DC area on Friday, April 17, 2015, held a candle vigil for those who died under the Khmer Rouge regime and to mark the 40th anniversary of the notorious takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 5

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 4

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 3

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 2

During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 1

During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas

Photogallery The Fall of Phnom Penh, April 17, 1975

This April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975. The following are archival AP photos that documents one of the most horrific days in modern history.

Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.

Author Refuses To Let Bitterness Toward Khmer Rouge Take Control

The country on Friday will see the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to Khmer Rouge insurgents, marking the rise of the brutal regime and its harsh agrarian policies.

Opposition Prepares for Anniversary Ceremony Outside ‘Killing Fields’

The Choeung Ek “killing fields” were linked to the torture center Tuol Sleng, which the Khmer Rouge established inside the city following its fall, on April 17, 1975.

The Year Before Zero: Dean’s Controlled Solution - Reflections on the Future

Part Six: Reflections on the Future - In 2007, the ambassador told VOA Khmer, leaders should learn from the “uncontrolled solution” to Cambodia’s crisis.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - The Death of Throes of Diplomacy

Part Five: The Death of Throes of Diplomacy - Dean left Cambodia for Bangkok feeling “terrible sadness,” convinced that Americans “didn’t live up to our responsibilities and our promises.” No negotiations ever took place.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Mekong Convoy

Part Four: Mekong Convoy - The communists overran garrisons along the Mekong River, while pressuring bedraggled Republican troops around Phnom Penh, keeping potential reserve forces caught up in the capital.

The Year Before Zero: Dean’s Controlled Solution - ‘Internationalization’

Part Three: ‘Internationalization’ - This plan, Ambassador Dean hoped, would bring an end to the conflict and prevent a one-sided, unchecked takeover by the Khmer communists.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Assessment on Arrival

Part Two: Assessment on Arrival - The Khmer communists by 1974 were closing in, encircling Phnom Penh, the last stronghold of the faltering Khmer Republic.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Failure of Control

Part One: Failure of Control - By February 1975, the situation in Phnom Penh was dire and the communist insurgents controlled nearly all the Cambodian countryside.

Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

April 17 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh. Among the throngs of people forced to evacuate the city was VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey, who recently traveled back to the capital and the house where he grew up, to prepare this video report.

Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently traveled back to Phnom Penh and returned to the house where he grew up before the Khmer Rouge takeover of the capital.

Critics Call for Action at Tribunal, as Third Suspect Named

Judge Mark Harmon charged former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An, better known as Ta An, with a raft of atrocity crimes associated with an execution site and two security centers, according to a tribunal statement issued Friday.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodia Senate Passed NGO Law Despite Protests And Boycotti
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24 July 2015
Hundreds of people demonstrated outside Cambodia’s Senate on Friday morning as senators inside debated a controversial new law designed to regulate the non-profit sector. The Law on Associations and NGOs, or LANGO, has been widely criticized by non-profits and many of Cambodia’s development partners, not least because it gives the government carte blanche to close down any organization. VOA Khmer Hul Reaksmey reports from Phnom Penh.

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