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.

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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.

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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.

Denying Khmer Rouge atrocities now crime in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 7 (UPI) -- Cambodia has made denial of Khmer Rouge atrocities a crime, a law some observers say is aimed at a political opponent of the prime minister.

Soldier testifies about Cambodian massacre

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, May 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers questioned a former Khmer Rouge soldier about his witnessing of the massacre of Lon Nol military personnel in Cambodia in 1975, officials said.

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Khmer Rouge leader fit to stand trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 1 (UPI) -- A high-ranking member of the Khmer Rouge regime is fit to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed in Cambodia in the 1970s, a U.N.-backed tribunal said.

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.

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Ex-Khmer Rouge deputy found fit for trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 26 (UPI) -- A former top official of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge is physically and mentally fit to stand trial for crimes against humanity, two medical experts have testified.

Khmer Rouge tribunal told to get to work

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- The death of a senior figure from the Khmer Rouge regime suggests a tribunal investigating war crimes in the 1970s isn't efficient, Human Rights Watch said.

Court ends case against deceased Ieng Sary

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.N.-backed court in Cambodia hearing war crimes-related cases ended the proceedings of former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, who died Thursday.

Former Khmer Rouge FM Ieng Sary dies

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 13 (UPI) -- Ieng Sary, foreign minister in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime who had faced trial on war crimes charges, died Thursday at age 87, his family said.
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