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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cambodia genocide tribunal began trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On June 27, 2011, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) began hearings for four former leaders of Khmer Rouge from the 1970s. These men were the first regime officials to face trial for charges of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, homicide and torture. The Khmer Rouge are responsible for the deaths of a million people in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, amounting to nearly one-third of Cambodia's population.

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