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Top Khmer Rouge duo guilty of crimes against humanity

Top Khmer Rouge duo guilty of crimes against humanity

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:53 AEST

The last two surviving members of the Khmer Rouge leadership have been sentenced to life in prison in Cambodia.

The UN backed war crimes tribunal found Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan, both aged in their 80's, guilty of crimes against humanity.

They were the first members of senior Khmer Rouge rank to be tried, as leader Pol Pot died in 1998.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speakers: Nil Nonn, Chief judge in the Khmer Rouge tribunal; Chief Prosecutor Nichjolas Kounjian; survivor, Dr Chap Sotharith, senior research fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Co-operation and Peace; Nou Saota, survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime; Sum Rithy, survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime

 

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