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.
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.
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.
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.
Court observers say Mark Harmon had in the last three years made much progress on cases 003 and 004,
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.
Sem Hoeurn is one of a number of witnesses to describe the secretive Khmer Rouge regime from the inside.
Pheng Pong-Rasy said public forums are conducted at a larger level, educating the young and acting as catharsis for regime survivors.
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.
The tribunal has so far only completed one full trial since 2006, but is has spent about $200 million.
“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.
The exhibitions will run through October 2017 and are free and open to the public.
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.
The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials strongly oppose the prosecution of additional cases.
The May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University came after then President Richard Nixon ordered an invasion of Cambodia.
Hanoi rolls out red carpet for dozens of retired Western journalists now back in the country for 40-year reunion
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.
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.
The vigil was held at Wat Buddhikarama, a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part Six: Reflections on the Future - In 2007, the ambassador told VOA Khmer, leaders should learn from the “uncontrolled solution” to Cambodia’s crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Part Two: Assessment on Arrival - The Khmer communists by 1974 were closing in, encircling Phnom Penh, the last stronghold of the faltering Khmer Republic.
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.
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.
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.
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.