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AUG 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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U.N.-Backed Tribunal In Cambodia Sentences 2 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders To Life In Prison

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country's 1970s reign of terror that left close to 2 million people dead. The historic verdicts were announced against Khieu Samphan, the regime's 83-year-old former head of state, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue — the only two surviving leaders of the regime left to stand trial. The tribunal's chief judge, Nil Nonn, asked both men to rise for ... Read More

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