Court finds former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity

[JURIST] The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [Center for Justice and Accountability background] found former Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive] leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. As the first top-level leaders to be held accountable for the regime’s crimes, Chea served as Pol Pot’s [BBC profile] deputy, and Samphan was the head of state….


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