Khmer Rouge

Tribunal Witness Describes Khieu Samphans Support for Revolution

Khieu Samphan is on trial alongside Nuon Chea and Ieng Sary for atrocity crimes committed by Khmer Rouge under their leadership.

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo. In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo.
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo.
In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - Jailed Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan worked to encourage children to help overthrow the US-backed government of Lon Nol, a witness told the UN-backed tribunal Tuesday.

Kim Vun, 53, who worked in a Khmer Rouge printing house, said Khieu Samphan, who would become the nominal head of the regime, visited the printing house often to give advice to its workers.

Khieu Samphan is on trial alongside Nuon Chea and Ieng Sary for atrocity crimes committed by Khmer Rouge under their leadership.

Kim Vun said Tuesday that Khieu Samphan, known as Brother Hem, would bring vegetables and food to the printing house and encouraged resistance to the Lon Nol regime for the sake of the then-deposed monarch Norodom Sihanouk.

“He called for success on every battlefield and called on villagers in liberated areas, as well as cadre, to assist and support each other, from the front lines of the battlefield and behind the lines of the battlefield,” Kim Vun told the court.
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US Will Continue Supporting Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Diplomat Saysi
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28 August 2014
The US will continue its support for the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, a senior US diplomat says. In an interview with VOA Khmer in Phnom Penh, 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. “We are very pleased to be abel to contribute to this tribunal, and we certainly welcome the results of the recent case,” Marciel said, referring to recent life sentences for aging leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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