Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge were found guilty of crimes against humanity Thursday in Phnom Penh.
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Genocide trial for Khmer Rouge leaders begins

Genocide trial for Khmer Rouge leaders begins

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, July 30 (UPI) --Two surviving members of the Khmer Rouge went on trial for genocide in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday.
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Closing statements begin in Khmer Rouge massacre trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Cambodia's war crimes tribunal has started hearing closing statements in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders accused of leading the massacre of up 1.7 million people.

Khmer Rouge figure fit to stand trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 29 (UPI) -- Nuon Chea, known as "Brother No. 2" in Cambodia's bloody Khmer Rouge regime, is fit to stand trial for genocide and war crimes, the United Nations said Friday.

Khmer Rouge jailer testifies at trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 21 (UPI) -- Convicted Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, says he reported to one of three surviving Khmer Rouge leaders on trial in Cambodia.

Second Cambodia genocide trial judge quits

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 20 (UPI) -- A second judge has resigned from the UN-backed international war crimes tribunal in Cambodia, citing interference in the judicial process.

Killing Field leader 'served his country'

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A top Khmer Rouge leader blamed "unruly elements" within the Khmer Rouge's brutal Maoist regime in the late 1970s for the estimated 1.7 million civilian deaths.

Khmer Rouge's Duch seeks release

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former Khmer Rouge prison warden Duch asked for release on the last day of his war crimes trial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Khmer Rouge accused's trial at closing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, accused of crimes against humanity, faced closing arguments Monday at his trial in Cambodia.

Khmer Rouge figure seeks better jail terms

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 1 (UPI) -- Attorneys for accused Cambodian war criminal and Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, say their client deserves more freedoms in jail.

Trials of Khmer Rouge begin

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 30 (UPI) -- Trials of Khmer Rouge officials began Monday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 years after the end of the vicious communist reign that left 1.7 million people dead.

Khmer Rouge suspect tried in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Cambodia allege former math teacher Kaing Guek Eav oversaw the torture and killing of more than 15,000 people in a Khmer Rouge prison.

Khmer Rouge war crimes trial opens

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The first war crimes trial for any Cambodian accused of taking part in the 1970s Khmer Rouge genocide opened Tuesday in Phnom Penh, observers said.

Khmer Rouge torturer to revisit prison

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The accused war criminal who served as chief interrogator for the Khmer Rouge is to guide his judges around a torture center and execution site.

Cambodia tribunal opens hearing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The alleged main torturer in the Khmer Rouge regime appeared Tuesday before a genocide tribunal as it opened its hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Kang Kek Iew or Kaing Kek Iev, also romanized as Kaing Guek Eav (Khmer: កាំង ហ្គេកអ៊ាវ), nom de guerre Comrade Duch (មិត្តឌុច); or Hang Pin, (born 17 November 1942) was a leader in the Khmer Rouge during its rule of Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979. He is best known for heading the Khmer Rouge special branch and running the infamous Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison camp in Phnom Penh. He is the first Khmer Rouge leader being tried by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the crimes of the regime.

Kang Kek Iew was born in Choyaot village, Kampong Chen subdistrict, Kampong Thom Province, and is of Chinese-Khmer ancestry. A star pupil in his school, he passed his Brevet d'Etudes Secondaire de Première in 1961 at the age of fifteen. He finished the first half of his Baccalaureate in 1962 at the Lycée Suravarman II in the town of Siem Reap. The same year he was offered a place in the prestigious Lycée Sisowath in Phnom Penh where he completed his Baccalaureate in mathematics, scoring second in the entire country.

In 1964, Kek Iew began studying for his teaching certificate in Mathematics, a subject he loved, at the Institut de Pédagogie. The Institute was a cradle of activism under the directorship of Son Sen who was later to emerge as the Defence Minister of the Khmer Rouge and Duch's immediate superior.

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