Cambodia genocide tribunal began trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders

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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