By Sopheng Cheang Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, died Aug. 22, her family and U.N. officials said. She was 83 years old. Ieng Thirith was […]
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime told a court that he and his comrades were not “bad people,” denying responsibility last Monday, Dec. 5, for the deaths of 1.7 million people during their 1970s rule and blaming Vietnam for any atrocities.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) _ Survivors of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime held a remembrance ceremony in an infamous “killing field” Sunday, a day before a U.N.-backed tribunal begins a trial for three of the accused architects of some of the 20th century’s worst atrocities. Relatives of the victims wept as they chanted and burned incense […]
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge guards killed babies by battering them against trees under an official policy to ensure the children of the brutal Cambodian regime’s victims could never take revenge for their parents’ deaths, the group’s chief jailer testified on Monday, June 8.