Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Khmer Rouge

War Photographer Concludes Testimony at Tribunal

Journalists look at war photographer Al Rockoff (on TV screen) giving evidence to the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on January 28, 2013. Rockoff has recalled how Khmer Rouge cadres discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when he was detained in 1975.Journalists look at war photographer Al Rockoff (on TV screen) giving evidence to the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on January 28, 2013. Rockoff has recalled how Khmer Rouge cadres discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when he was detained in 1975.
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Journalists look at war photographer Al Rockoff (on TV screen) giving evidence to the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on January 28, 2013. Rockoff has recalled how Khmer Rouge cadres discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when he was detained in 1975.
Journalists look at war photographer Al Rockoff (on TV screen) giving evidence to the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on January 28, 2013. Rockoff has recalled how Khmer Rouge cadres discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when he was detained in 1975.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - American war photographer Al Rockoff concluded two days of testimony at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Tuesday, describing a “stream of refugees” fleeing areas where US bombardment occurred prior to the communist regime’s rise to power.

Rockoff described to the court a tense situation in Phnom Penh in the weeks before the Khmer Rouge took over the capital and how he found the ever-shifting battle fronts by hitching rides with outgoing ambulances.

Prosecutors at the UN-backed tribunal say defendants Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary were responsible for many of the crimes committed by the regime and have sought to tie them in a joint criminal conspiracy.

Rockoff’s two days of testimony provided an eye-witness account to the wartime environment Cambodia found itself in ahead of the Khmer Rouge’s rise.

On Monday, he described in detail what he witnessed as the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh in April 1975. He described young Khmer Rouge soldiers entering the city, some in flip-flops, some in combat boots, starting on the morning of April 17.
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A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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