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Dig on Cambodian island seeks remains of Vietnam War-era soldiers

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Military investigators say they want to excavate for the remains of U.S. service members who died on a Cambodian island during the last days of the Vietnam War.

Court trying Khmer Rouge needs funding, U.N. official says

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A senior United Nations official said Friday funding was required for the tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings in Cambodia.

Prosecution rests in trial of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge trial in Cambodia rested their case against two Khmer Rouge leaders, saying a fair verdict would be life in prison.

Prosecutors seek life in prison for 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked for sentences of life in prison for two Khmer Rouge officers, telling a tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a lesser punishment was inadequate.

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.

Hun Sen re-appointed as Cambodian prime minister

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Re-elected Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen officially took up office amid opposition street protests and a parliamentary boycott.

French lawyer who defended war criminals and terrorists dies at 88

PARIS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jacques Verges, a French lawyer who advocated for war criminals and terrorists, has died in Paris, his friends said.

Cambodia's opposition cries foul over election result

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, July 30 (UPI) -- The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party rejected Sunday's national election result in which the government retained power, claiming voting irregularities, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen party's election win a close one

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, July 29 (UPI) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power for 28 years, may have won another five-year term, but his unofficial election victory was a close one.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, July 19 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of people greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy Friday on his return to the country after four years in exile.

Cambodian show reunites families broken by Khmer Rouge

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, July 16 (UPI) -- A reality television show in Cambodia called "It's Not a Dream" is reuniting relatives separated during the Khmer Rouge's brutal genocide, producers said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Thousands protest in Cambodia over Khmer Rouge denial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 9 (UPI) -- Protesters gathered across Cambodia Sunday demanding the vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party apologize for denying Khmer Rouge regime crimes.

U.S. voices concern over Cambodia assembly purge

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department expressed concern Saturday about the recent purge of opposition representatives from Cambodia's national legislature.
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The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រហម) was the totalitarian communist ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, notoriously led by dictator Pol Pot. This organization is remembered primarily for its policy of social engineering and genocide, pursued with terrible savagery and giving rise to the term "killing fields".

After taking power the Khmer Rouge leadership renamed the country Democratic Kampuchea. The Khmer Rouge subjected Cambodia to a radical social reform process that was aimed at creating a purely agrarian-based Communist society. The city-dwellers were deported to the countryside, where they were combined with the local population and subjected to forced labor. About 1.5 million Cambodians died in waves of murder, torture, and starvation, aimed particularly at the educated and intellectual elite.

Losing power following a Vietnamese military intervention in December 1978, the Khmer Rouge maintained control in some regions and continued to fight on as guerillas. In 1998 their final stronghold, in Anlong Veng District, fell to the government.

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