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Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders under way in Phnom Penh

Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders under way in Phnom Penh

Updated 1 August 2014, 12:28 AEST

A second United Nations-backed genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders has begun in Cambodia.

The former head of state Khieu Samphan and another former senior figure, Nuon Chea, are accused of overseeing the mass killings of Cambodians in the 1970s.

The charges include the genocide of ethnic Vietnamese and Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

Reporter: Linda LoPresti

Speakers: Bill Smith, international deputy co-prosecutor at the UN-backed genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Phnom Penh

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