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.

Translators strike at Khmer Rouge trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 6 (UPI) -- Cambodian translators who haven't been paid for months stopped working at the U.N.-backed court trying former Khmer Rouge leaders, the court said.

Court may weigh regime's forced marriages

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A Cambodian tribunal is being asked to look into the cases of hundreds of people forced into marriage during the Khmer Rouge regime, officials say.

Old weapons cache found in Cambodia

SISOPHON, Cambodia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Cambodian farmer found an ordinance cache left over from the Khmer Rouge era, one of many similar discoveries over the years, authorities said.
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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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