A Kent State University student lies on the ground after National Guardsman fired into a crowd of demonstrators on May 4, 1970 in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo)
In 2012, Zaha Hadid accepted a request from Youk Chhang, the executive director of Documentation Center of Cambodia, agreeing to design the ambitious Sleuk Rith Institute.
Professor Alexander Hinton spoke with VOA Khmer’s Sayana Ser about his dramatic courtroom confrontation with “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea.
The extra charges might suggest that progress is being made in the case but trial observers question whether the case 004 is really going anywhere.
Prosecutors say Ta An oversaw a number of Khmer Rouge atrocities, as he rose to deputy secretary of the Central Zone under the regime’s political structure.
“Daze of Justice” tells the extraordinary story of three courageous Cambodian-American Khmer Rouge survivors who are seeking answers.
These young performers are the part of the second or third generation of Cambodians to be born since the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979.
The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday wrapped up three days of appeals hearings for former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are still undergoing the second stage of their trial, a broader set of crimes, including genocide.
Im Chaem was allegedly the secretary of Preah Net Preah district, in the Northwest Zone, during the Khmer Rouge era.
The new US ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, says the US is currently looking at how much it can contribute to the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
Before departing for China after a brief trip to Cambodia, US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, a court he helped negotiate.
The Cambodian Landmine Museum sits just outside of the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famed temples of Angkor Wat.
“All I Heard Was My Sorrow” describes Ly Sambo's life under the Khmer Rouge and her flight to the US in the early 1980s.
The discussion highlighted the contrast between the academics views on helpful forms of reconciliation and healing, and the efforts of the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal toward the same goal.
Ly Sambo, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge atrocities and a former refugee, is the author of a memoir titled “All I Heard Was My Sorrow.” In it, she wrote about her escape from the Khmer Rouge genocide, and her work as an interpreter for World Vision in Khao I-Dang refugee camp before immigrating to America. “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” helps Sambo in her journey to heal herself from a painful past through gratitude.
Observers of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal say the court should have a clear plan for ending proceedings and to address longstanding concerns.
Sum Rithy, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, says the UN-backed tribunal must speed up the trial of two aging regime leaders.
Sum Rithy, 62, is a leader among those survivors of the Khmer Rouge who have pushed for a complete tribunal process, which has so far only tried one defendant.
Sum Rithy was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge, but he survived because he knew how to repair bicycles.
The tribunal has been operating now for nearly a decade and has completed the trial of only a single defendant, Kaing Kek Iev.
A former UN official in Cambodia during its transition period in the 1990s says the country’s mass killings were in part a result of the Cold War.
Long Panhavuth told VOA Khmer the court is unlikely to launch investigations into similar crimes in the Asia Pacific.
A photo gallery of Kate Webb, war correspondent and Phnom Penh bureau chief for United Press International (UPI) in 1970 after reporting the Vietnam war between 1967 and 1969.
Researcher Sirik Savina writes a reflection article discussing the legacies of Kate Webb and the Cambodian war on the 24th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement.
New research seeks to understand why Cambodians joined the Khmer Rouge and how people today perceive their roles in the brutal regime.
More needs to be done, they say, to help refugees resettle in order to prevent further suffering and future social problems.
The plans include the preservation of the meeting rooms of Pol Pot and the house of former Khmer Rouge commander Ta Mok, and the installation of information kiosks in town.
Chhang Youk says the center needs at least two years to properly document and file the archive, after which it will be available to researchers.
Commissioned from Indonesian artist I Nyoman Nuarta, the sculpture will depict a woman rising from the earth, carrying a child.
The W3 Award honors “creative excellence on the web,” and are selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.
The program will be a weekly production between tribunal staff and the media center, broadcasting updates on court matters each Thursday, 6 pm to 7 pm, at FM102.
Over the decades, Julio Jeldres amassed a collection of research materials, from videos and photographs, to interviews, papers, and books.
Hearing relates specifically to actions by Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea against two minority groups: ethnic Cham Muslims and ethnic Vietnamese
In interviews with VOA Khmer, three suspects, Meas Muth, Ta An and Im Chaem, denied the atrocity crimes charges made against them.
The Khmer Rouge’s former social affairs minister, Ieng Thirith, has died. The former regime leader who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial at the UN-backed tribunal in 2011, and Khmer Rouge survivors said Monday that her passing was another painful reminder how few of the leaders have faced trial. Family report her three-day funeral ceremony ended Monday night with Ieng Thirith’s cremation in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin. She was 83. (Neou Vannarin, Phnom Penh)
Khmer Rouge survivors said Monday that her passing was another painful reminder how few of the regime’s leaders have faced trial.
Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes tribunal confirms death of Ieng Thirith
Tribunal officials and victims of the regime told VOA Khmer they support the conference coming to Cambodia.
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.