Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Khmer Rouge

Takeo ‘Cooperative’ Will Be Starting Point for Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, left, former Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, right, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sit in the court hall before they made closing statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo.

12 September 2014
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. More

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.

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.

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Cambodian American Hip Hop Artist Raps About Personal Strugglesi
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08 September 2014
A growing underground movement of Cambodian American hip hop artists is rapping about the struggles of living in urban America. Most, if not all of them, are refugees or children of refugees who came to the United States from Cambodia to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970's. Through their music, the artists hope to give voice to immigrants who have been struggling quietly for years. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California, home to the largest Cambodian community outside that country.

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Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)i
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12 September 2014
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 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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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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