The charges were brought for the two men’s participation in the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh and other areas of the country, and the execution of hundreds of officials of the ousted Lon Nol regime.
The case, Case 002/01, is the first of at least two against Chea, then deputy leader of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, and Samphan, who was the regime’s head of state.
"I want journalists to know if journalists write stories that people don’t want to believe, stick to your gut. If you are confident and you keep showing through your research and reporting that you were right, just stick to your gut."
Court observers and victims have expressed their concern over the delay, however, a court spokesman said that the proceedings would resume this week.
History would prove the Swedes wrong, though Bergström himself disavowed the Khmer Rouge in 1979, a year after his return from Cambodia.
While the former cadres no longer fear war with their fellow countrymen, tensions with neighboring countries come up regularly in conversations about the state of the peace.
The radio show will focus on women living under the regime, and the impact of sexual and gender-based violence, both historical and contemporary.
DC-Cam has completed 19 memorials since it began its Genocide Education Memorial Project in 2010.
Former chief of infamous Cambodia execution site confesses to fatal burning US prisoners in 1970s.
An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died during the rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.
Some $260 million has been spent on the proceedings since 2006, with only one defendant, Duch, receiving a full sentence for his charges of crimes against humanity.
“At the end when Uncle Nuon ordered me to destroy all human beings from S-21, I was very shocked and could not do anything. I was sick the day that the Vietnamese arrived,” Duch told the court. “I was very scared.”