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Atrocities of the Khmer Rouge - 07 Aug 2014
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution.

"Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea and ex-President Khieu Samphan were complicit in forced evacuations, murders and executions orchestrated by the regime as part of its ultra-Maoist revolution, judge Nil Nonn said.
The verdict was only the second delivered in the court's nine years of operation.

Between 1.7 million and 2.2 million people are believed to have died under the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge was led by the late Pol Pot, who sought to turn Cambodia into a peasant utopia. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan remain on trial, facing separate charges of genocide.
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August 07, 2014
A member of public follows the reading of the verdict as it is delivered in the trial of former Khmer...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Member of public follows reading of verdict in trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Samphan and...
A member of public follows the reading of the verdict as it is delivered in the trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea, as they appear on the screen behind her, at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 7, 2014. A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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August 07, 2014
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan (R) and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two''...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Samphan and former Khmer Rouge leader Chea appear on the screen as people...
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan (R) and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea appear on the screen as people watch the delivery of the verdict in their trial at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 7, 2014. A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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August 07, 2014
Soum Rithy (C), who lost his father and three siblings during the Khmer Rouge regime, breaks out in tears...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Man hugs another survivor after verdict of trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Samphan and former...
Soum Rithy (C), who lost his father and three siblings during the Khmer Rouge regime, breaks out in tears and hugs another survivor after the verdict was delivered in the trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts Phnom Penh August 7, 2014. A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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August 07, 2014
A woman holds a krama, a traditional Khmer scarf, as villagers and survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A woman holds a traditional Khmer scarf as she arrives to attend the delivery of verdict in the trial...
A woman holds a krama, a traditional Khmer scarf, as villagers and survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime arrive to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to attend the delivery of verdict in the trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 7, 2014. A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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August 07, 2014
Sok Teng, 73, waits with other survivors and relatives of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime to enter...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Man waits to attend the delivery of verdict in trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Samphan and...
Sok Teng, 73, waits with other survivors and relatives of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime to enter the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to attend the delivery of verdict in the trial of former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and former Khmer Rouge leader ''Brother Number Two'' Nuon Chea on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 7, 2014. A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the two top surviving cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday after finding them guilty of crimes against humanity for their roles in the 1970s "killing fields" revolution. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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August 06, 2014
Tourists are seen behind a portrait of former Khmer Rouge leader "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, as they...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tourists are seen behind a portrait of former Khmer Rouge leader "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, as they...
Tourists are seen behind a portrait of former Khmer Rouge leader "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, as they read about him at the former notorious Tuol Sleng prison that is now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh August 5, 2014. Cambodia's young population is very aware of its grim history, with almost every family suffering losses. Most Cambodians still want justice and to see the U.N.-backed court find the recalcitrant Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right-hand man, and ex-President Khieu Samphan, guilty of crimes against humanity, but the court has been mired in disputes, resignations, funding shortages and accusations of political interference and has to date delivered just one verdict. The court will deliver verdicts for Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan on August 7, 2014. Picture taken August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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August 06, 2014
Skulls are placed behind glass at a memorial stupa made with the bones of more than 8,000 victims of...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Skulls are placed behind glass at a memorial stupa made with the bones of more than 8,000 victims of...
Skulls are placed behind glass at a memorial stupa made with the bones of more than 8,000 victims of the Khmer Rouge regime at Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 6, 2014. Cambodia's young population is very aware of its grim history, with almost every family suffering losses. Most Cambodians still want justice and to see the U.N.-backed court find the recalcitrant Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right-hand man, and ex-President Khieu Samphan, guilty of crimes against humanity, but the court has been mired in disputes, resignations, funding shortages and accusations of political interference and has to date delivered just one verdict. The court will deliver verdicts for Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan on August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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August 06, 2014
Colourful bracelets are left on the fence around one of mass graves at Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields"...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Colourful bracelets are left on the fence around one of mass graves at Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields"...
Colourful bracelets are left on the fence around one of mass graves at Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site where thousands of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime were killed, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh August 6, 2014. Cambodia's young population is very aware of its grim history, with almost every family suffering losses. Most Cambodians still want justice and to see the U.N.-backed court find the recalcitrant Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right-hand man, and ex-President Khieu Samphan, guilty of crimes against humanity, but the court has been mired in disputes, resignations, funding shortages and accusations of political interference and has to date delivered just one verdict. The court will deliver verdicts for Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan on August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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August 06, 2014
Torture instruments used by Khmer Rouge are displayed at Tuol Sleng prison that is now the Genocide Museum...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Torture instruments used by Khmer Rouge as displayed at Tuol Sleng prison that is now the Genocide Museum...
Torture instruments used by Khmer Rouge are displayed at Tuol Sleng prison that is now the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh August 5, 2014. Cambodia's young population is very aware of its grim history, with almost every family suffering losses. Most Cambodians still want justice and to see the U.N.-backed court find the recalcitrant Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right-hand man, and ex-President Khieu Samphan, guilty of crimes against humanity, but the court has been mired in disputes, resignations, funding shortages and accusations of political interference and has to date delivered just one verdict. The court will deliver verdicts for Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan on August 7, 2014. Picture taken August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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February 03, 2012
Buddhist monks arrive at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Buddhist monks arrive at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on the outskirts of Phnom...
Buddhist monks arrive at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh February 3, 2012. The United Nations backed tribunal, which has handed down a 35-year jail term commuted to 19 years for Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, for his role in the deaths of more than 14,000 people at a S-21 torture center in Phnom Penh, is due to announce his appeal decision on Friday, February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CONFLICT RELIGION)
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July 24, 2010
A human skull scarred by an axe or knife is displayed at the memorial stupa filled with more than 8,000...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A human skull scarred by an axe or knife is displayed at the memorial stupa filled with more than 8,000...
A human skull scarred by an axe or knife is displayed at the memorial stupa filled with more than 8,000 skulls of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime at Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh July 24, 2010. The first U.N.-backed trial of a top member of the murderous Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" regime will deliver a verdict next week that could bring some closure in one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century. The Khmer Rouge's chief torturer and jailer, 67-year-old Kaing Guek Eav, is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for overseeing the deaths of 14,000 people as commander of Phnom Penh's notorious Tuol Sleng prison. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW CONFLICT)
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December 06, 2011
Soldiers line up to attend a hearing for former Khmer Rouge leaders at the Extraordinary Chambers in...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Soldiers line up to attend a hearing for former Khmer Rouge leaders at the ECCC on the outskirts of Phnom...
Soldiers line up to attend a hearing for former Khmer Rouge leaders at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), on the outskirts of Phnom Penh December 6, 2011. The U.N. backed tribunal in Cambodia resumed its second trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders against former President Khieu Samphan, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, who are charged with war crimes and genocide. The trial is expected to last till December 16 before resuming again early next year. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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July 25, 2010
Journalists watch senior Khmer Rouge regime member Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, on a television...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Journalists watch Duch, on a screen as a live feed is transmitted during the court session to announce...
Journalists watch senior Khmer Rouge regime member Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, on a television screen as a live feed is transmitted during the court session to announce his verdict at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh July 26 2010. The U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced the former Khmer Rouge cadre to 35 years in prison on Monday for his role in the deaths of at least 14,000 people as the Cambodian regime's chief torturer three decades ago. Duch was found guilty of murder and torture, and crimes against humanity as chief of the notorious Tuol Sleng prison. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
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July 04, 2010
Chum May, 79, one of the few survivors of Khmer Rouge notorious security prison Tuol Sleng (S-21), stands...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Chum May, one of the few survivors of Khmer Rouge notorious security prison Tuol Sleng, stands in his...
Chum May, 79, one of the few survivors of Khmer Rouge notorious security prison Tuol Sleng (S-21), stands in his former cell where he was tortured in Phnom Penh July 4, 2010. From 1975-1979, an estimated 17,000 people were imprisoned, tortured and killed in S-21, a high school that was turned into an interrogation centre during the Khmer Rouge regime. Three decades after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the first trial of one of its senior figures is finally coming to an end. A verdict in the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, who ran S-21 as the regime's chief torturer and has faced charges of crimes against humanity, is due to be handed down on July 26, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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September 13, 2009
A man sweeps in front of skulls of Khmer rouge victims near a temple in Phnom Batheay village, Kampong...
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
A man sweeps in front of skulls of Khmer rouge victims near a temple in Phnom Batheay village
A man sweeps in front of skulls of Khmer rouge victims near a temple in Phnom Batheay village, Kampong Cham province, north of Phnom Penh during the eighth day of the 'Pchum Ben' festival September 13, 2009. Cambodians visit temples during the "Pchum Ben" 15-day festival, festival of the dead, to offer prayers to loved ones who have passed away. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
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June 09, 2009
A tree that was used to kill children is seen in Choeung Ek, one of the "Killing Fields" sites located...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A tree that was used to kill children is seen in Choeung Ek, one of the "Killing Fields" sites located...
A tree that was used to kill children is seen in Choeung Ek, one of the "Killing Fields" sites located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh June 9, 2009. Pol Pot's chief jailer told Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday that children of inmates at the regime's S-21 prison were murdered to keep them from seeking revenge later in life. Duch, the first of five senior cadres to face trial for the 1975-79 reign of terror in which 1.7 million Cambodians died, said he accepted responsibility for the children's deaths but was following orders. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA POLITICS CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 20, 2009
Cambodians take part in a performance based on the Khmer Rouge regime during a Remembrance Day ceremony...
Choeung Ek, Cambodia
Cambodians take part in performance based on Khmer Rouge regime during Remembrance Day ceremony in Choeung...
Cambodians take part in a performance based on the Khmer Rouge regime during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site located 17km (11 miles) south of Phnom Penh, May 20, 2009. Cambodians and monks gathered at the site to remember those who perished during the communist group's 1975-79 regime. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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March 29, 2009
Incense burns at the memorial stupa filled with the skulls of more than 8,000 Khmer Rouge victims at...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Incense burns at the memorial stupa filled with the skulls of more than 8,000 Khmer Rouge victims on...
Incense burns at the memorial stupa filled with the skulls of more than 8,000 Khmer Rouge victims at the Choeung Ek site of the "Killing Fields" located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, March 29, 2009. Former Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, will face his second trial for crimes against humanity on Monday. At least 40 witnesses are expected to testify against the former chief of Phnom Penh's S-21 prison, where an estimated 14,000 people were tortured and killed. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
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March 28, 2009
Skulls are stacked on top of each other at a "Killing Fields" memorial in Batey district in Kampong Cham...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Skulls are stacked on top of each other at a "Killing Fields" memorial in Batey district in Kampong Cham...
Skulls are stacked on top of each other at a "Killing Fields" memorial in Batey district in Kampong Cham province, 125 km (78 miles) east of Phnom Penh, March 28, 2009. Former Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, will face his second trial for crimes against humanity on Monday. At least 40 witnesses are expected to testify against the former chief of Phnom Penh's S-21 prison, where an estimated 14,000 people were tortured and killed. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA CONFLICT SOCIETY POLITICS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
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March 30, 2009
Chief Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, stands between his lawyers for his trial...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Chief Khmer Rouge torturer Duch stands between his lawyers for his trial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh...
Chief Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, stands between his lawyers for his trial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh March 30 ,2009. Duch faced trial for crimes against humanity on Monday, the first involving a senior Pol Pot cadre 30 years after the end of a regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths. REUTERS/Pring Samrang/Pool (CAMBODIA CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
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February 17, 2009
Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, awaits the start of his trial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh February...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kaing Guek Eav awaits the start of his trial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, awaits the start of his trial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh February 17, 2009. Duch, the ex-commandant of the notorious S-21 prison and chief Khmer Rouge torturer, faced trial for crimes against humanity on Tuesday, the first by a senior Pol Pot cadre three decades since the end of a regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 17, 2009
Trial chamber judges (top row, L-R) Thou Mony, Silvia Cartwright, Nil Nonn, Ya Sokhan and Jean-Marc Lavergne...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Trial chamber judges arrive for the trial of Kaing Guek Eav on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Trial chamber judges (top row, L-R) Thou Mony, Silvia Cartwright, Nil Nonn, Ya Sokhan and Jean-Marc Lavergne arrive for the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh February 17, 2009. Duch, the ex-commandant of the notorious S-21 prison and chief Khmer Rouge torturer, faced trial for crimes against humanity on Tuesday, the first by a senior Pol Pot cadre three decades since the end of a regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 16, 2009
A woman walks into a torture chamber of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as the notorious Security...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A woman walks into a torture chamber of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in the centre of Phnom Penh
A woman walks into a torture chamber of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21), in the centre of Phnom Penh February 16, 2009. From 1975-1979 an estimated 17,000 people were imprisoned, tortured and killed in S-21, once a high school turned into an interrogation centre, during the Khmer Rouge regime. The U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal opens its first trial on Tuesday when 66-year-old Duch, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and homicide while he ran the S-21 torture centre. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 15, 2009
Chum Manh, 78, one of the 14 Khmer Rouge prisoners who was survived the S-21 torture centre, shows how...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Chum Manh, 78, one of the 14 Khmer Rouge prisoners who was survived the S-21 torture centre, shows how he was chained to former his cell at the Toul Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh January 31, 2009. The U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal opens its first trial on Tuesday when 66-year-old Duch, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and homicide while he ran the S-21 torture centre. Picture taken January 31, 2009. To match feature CAMBODIA-ROUGE/ REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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February 15, 2009
Portraits of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime are displayed at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Portraits of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime are displayed at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom...
Portraits of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime are displayed at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh February 15, 2009. The 1975-79 period of Khmer Rouge rule claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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February 15, 2009
Put Koon, a 45-year-old Cambodian man, walks on his farmland in western Cambodia's Battambang province...
Battambang, Cambodia
Put Koon walks on his farmland in western Cambodia's Battambang province
Put Koon, a 45-year-old Cambodian man, walks on his farmland in western Cambodia's Battambang province February 15, 2009. Koon lost his leg to a landmine in 1991 while fighting with the Khmer Rouge, he said. On February 17, Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 13, 2009
Kon Pun, a 49-year-old former Khmer Rouge solider, sits on the front porch of his home in Pailin, a former...
Pailin, Cambodia
Former Khmer Rouge solider sits on front porch of his home in Pailin
Kon Pun, a 49-year-old former Khmer Rouge solider, sits on the front porch of his home in Pailin, a former stronghold for the Khmer Rouge, in western Cambodia's Battambang province February 13, 2009. Pun said he lost each leg to a different landmine while serving under the Khmer Rouge regime. On February 17 Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 13, 2009
A sign warning of mines is placed on a road as Cambodian soldiers search for mines on the outskirts of...
Pailin, Cambodia
A sign warning of mines is placed on a road as Cambodian soldiers search for mines on the outskirts of...
A sign warning of mines is placed on a road as Cambodian soldiers search for mines on the outskirts of Pailin, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold, in western Cambodia's Battambang province February 13, 2009. A landmine exploded nearby a day earlier, killing a family of three, local said. On February 17 Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 13, 2009
Cambodian soldiers search for landmines on the outskirts of Pailin, a former Khmer Rouge strong hold,...
Pailin, Cambodia
Cambodian soldiers search for landmines on the outskirts of Pailin
Cambodian soldiers search for landmines on the outskirts of Pailin, a former Khmer Rouge strong hold, in western Cambodia's Battambang province February 13, 2009. A landmine exploded nearby a day earlier, killing a family of three, local said. On February 17 Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 11, 2009
Visitors look at a glass stupa memorial containing thousands of skulls and human bones of people killed...
Battambang, Cambodia
Visitors look at a glass stupa memorial in Cambodia's Battambang Province
Visitors look at a glass stupa memorial containing thousands of skulls and human bones of people killed on the summit of Wat Phnom Sampeau in Cambodia's Battambang Province February 11, 2009. About 10,000 are believed to be sent to their deaths in the hilltop caves, the site to one of the many "killing fields" in Cambodia. On February 17 Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 10, 2009
A Cambodian man tries on shackles used on prisoners inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodian man tries on shackles used on prisoners inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as...
A Cambodian man tries on shackles used on prisoners inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as the notorious "Security Prison 21" (S-21), in the centre of Phnom Penh February 10, 2009. An estimated 17,000 people were imprisoned, tortured and killed in S-21, once a high school turned into an interrogation centre from 1975 to1979, under the Khmer Rouge regime. On February 17 Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal will try the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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February 12, 2009
Cambodian schoolboys look at a textbook on the Khmer Rouge years in the country's history, in Phnom Penh...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodian schoolboys look at a textbook on the Khmer Rouge years in the country's history, in Phnom Penh...
Cambodian schoolboys look at a textbook on the Khmer Rouge years in the country's history, in Phnom Penh February 12, 2009. Cambodia unveiled its first textbook on the "Killing Fields" genocide on Thursday to raise awareness among those too young to remember the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge era in which 1.7 million people died. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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RTX8TML
September 23, 2008
Cambodian Buddhist monks pray in front of the graves of the last 14 victims of the Khmer Rouge regime...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodian Buddhist monks pray at Tuol Sleng genocide museum (S-21)
Cambodian Buddhist monks pray in front of the graves of the last 14 victims of the Khmer Rouge regime during an annual ceremony known as "pchumben", or "festival of the dead", at Tuol Sleng genocide museum (S-21) in Phnom Penh, September 23, 2008. The festival culminates on the fifteenth day of the tenth month of the Khmer calendar with millions of Camobdians visiting temples throughout the country to offer prayer and food to the spirits of loved ones. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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RTXBEZR
February 09, 2009
A Memorial Stupa located on the grounds of the Choeung Ek extermination camp is silhouetted at sunset...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A Memorial Stupa located on the grounds of the Choeung Ek extermination camp is silhouetted at sunset...
A Memorial Stupa located on the grounds of the Choeung Ek extermination camp is silhouetted at sunset in the outskirts of Phnom Penh February 9, 2009. The remains of nearly 9,000 people were exhumed in the 1980s from mass graves in this one-time orchard, also known as one of the 'The Killing Fields.' Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal has set February 17 as the start date for the trial of the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people in the 1970s. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
CAMBODIA KHMER ROUGE
RTX7HFY
June 30, 2008
Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary is assisted during his pre-trial hearing at the Extraordinary...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary is assisted during his pre-trial hearing at the Extraordinary...
Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary is assisted during his pre-trial hearing at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in the outskirts of Phnom Penh June 30, 2008. Ieng Sary appeared before the UN-backed Cambodian genocide court to appeal his detention, in a case that poses the first big test for the tribunal. REUTERS/Print Samrang/Pool (CAMBODIA)
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April 23, 2008
Khieu Samphan, a former president during the Khmer Rouge regime, stands in the dock before Cambodia's...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Khieu Samphan stands in the dock before Cambodia's genocide tribunal ruled on an appeal against his pre-trial...
Khieu Samphan, a former president during the Khmer Rouge regime, stands in the dock before Cambodia's genocide tribunal ruled on an appeal against his pre-trial detention, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh April 23, 2008. Khieu Samphan is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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April 23, 2008
Khieu Samphan, a former president during the Khmer Rouge regime, sits in the dock before Cambodia's genocide...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Khieu Samphan sits in the dock before Cambodia's genocide tribunal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Khieu Samphan, a former president during the Khmer Rouge regime, sits in the dock before Cambodia's genocide tribunal ruled on an appeal against his pre-trial detention, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh April 23, 2008. Khieu Samphan is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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December 04, 2008
Former Khmer Rouge President Khieu Samphan sits in the dock before a ruling by Cambodia's genocide tribunal...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former Khmer Rouge President Khieu Samphan sits in the dock before a ruling by Cambodia's genocide tribunal...
Former Khmer Rouge President Khieu Samphan sits in the dock before a ruling by Cambodia's genocide tribunal on an appeal against his second pre-trial detention, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh December 4, 2008. Khieu Samphan is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. REUTERS/Heng Sinith/Pool (CAMBODIA)
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March 20, 2008
The most senior surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (C), is helped up...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The most senior surviving leader of Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea is helped up by police at Extraordinary Chambers...
The most senior surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (C), is helped up by police officers at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) before the court announced its decision on his bail in the outskirts of Phnom Penh March 20, 2008. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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February 04, 2008
Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man of the Khmer Rouge regime,sits in the dock during his first public...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man of the Khmer Rouge regime, sits in the dock during his first public...
Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man of the Khmer Rouge regime,sits in the dock during his first public appearance at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh February 4, 2008. Noun Chea stood before the U.N.-backed "Killing Fields" tribunal on Monday in the second public appearance by a senior Pol Pot cadre. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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March 20, 2008
The most senior surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, reacts from his...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The most senior surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea reacts from his chair...
The most senior surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, reacts from his chair before Cambodia's genocide tribunal ruled on an appeal against his pre-trial detention, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh March 20, 2008. Noun Chea is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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February 07, 2008
Headshot of Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man from the Khmer Rouge, during his second public appearance...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Headshot of Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man from the Khmer Rouge, during his second public appearance...
Headshot of Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's right hand man from the Khmer Rouge, during his second public appearance at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh February 7, 2008. Nuon Chea appeared before Cambodia's "Killing Fields" tribunal on Thursday to request bail, arguing he was not a flight risk and would not try to influence potential witnesses. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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May 20, 2008
A Cambodian flag is reflected in a glass display as the skulls of the victims of the Khmer Rouge are...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodian flag is reflected as skulls of victims of the Khmer Rouge are seen in Choeung Ek
A Cambodian flag is reflected in a glass display as the skulls of the victims of the Khmer Rouge are seen at a memorial stupa during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site located 17km (11 miles) south of Phnom Penh, May 20, 2008. Thousands of Cambodians including 500 monks gathered at the site to remember those who perished during the radical communist group's 1975-79 regime. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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May 09, 2008
A room previously used as a torture chamber by the Khmer Rouge is seen through a gate and barbed wire...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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A room previously used as a torture chamber by the Khmer Rouge is seen through a gate and barbed wire fences at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh December 2, 2007. REUTERS/Emma Goh (CAMBODIA)
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February 27, 2008
A portrait of a Khmer Rouge victim is displayed at Tuol Sleng high school, which became the Khmer Rouge...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A portrait of a Khmer Rouge victim is displayed at Tuol Sleng high school, which became the Khmer Rouge...
A portrait of a Khmer Rouge victim is displayed at Tuol Sleng high school, which became the Khmer Rouge "S-21" jail, in Phnom Penh February 27, 2008. The chief Khmer Rouge torturer on Wednesday led judges who will try him for crimes against humanity around the jail where about 14,000 presumed opponents of the ruthless revolutionaries were killed under his supervision. Reporters were kept well away from the school, now a museum, but the judges and other officials of the U.N.-backed tribunal due to try Pol Pot's chief henchmen probably blanched at the sight.
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August 01, 2007
Busts of Pol Pot put in a cage are pictured on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Busts of Pol Pot are pictured on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh
Busts of Pol Pot put in a cage are pictured on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh August 1, 2007. Chief Khmer Rouge inquisitor Duch was charged with crimes against humanity on Tuesday, the first of Pol Pot's henchmen to be formally accused over the deaths of 1.7 million people in Cambodia's "Killing Fields". REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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May 20, 2007
Mom Pount, a 44-year-old former Khmer Rouge soldier, walks down a dirt path to his house near Chhuk,...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Former Khmer Rouge soldier walks down a dirt path to his house near Chhuk
Mom Pount, a 44-year-old former Khmer Rouge soldier, walks down a dirt path to his house near Chhuk, in Kampot province, 120 km (75 miles) south of Phnom Penh, May 20, 2007. Mom Pount lost his left leg from a land mine blast while fighting for the Khmer Rouge regime, which left two million Cambodians dead. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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July 24, 2006
Monks view the coffin of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok after he was buried in the northern...
Anlong Veng, Cambodia
Monks view the coffin of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok after he was buried in the northern...
Monks view the coffin of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok after he was buried in the northern Cambodian city of Anlong Veng July 24, 2006. Even though most Cambodians knew Ta Mok as "The Butcher", a man whose hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the ultra-radical regime's 1.7 million victims, Ta Mok was revered as a hero in the final redoubt of Anlong Veng. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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July 22, 2006
A young boy sits next to the body of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok after it was brought to...
Anlong Veng, Cambodia
Young boy sits next to the body of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok in Anlong Veng, Cambodia
A young boy sits next to the body of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok after it was brought to the northern Cambodian city of Anlong Veng July 22, 2006. The one-legged 82-year-old Ta Mok, one of Pol Pot's most ruthless henchmen and a key defendant in upcoming "Killing Fields" trials, died on July 21 after having been in a Phnom Penh hospital with breathing problems since last month. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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July 24, 2006
A loyalist holds a portrait of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok during the final day of his funeral...
Anlong Veng, Cambodia
A loyalist holds a portrait of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok during final day of his funeral...
A loyalist holds a portrait of former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok during the final day of his funeral ceremonies in the northern Cambodian city of Anlong Veng July 24, 2006. Even though most Cambodians knew Ta Mok as "The Butcher", a man whose hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the ultra-radical regime's 1.7 million victims, Ta Mok was revered as a hero in the final redoubt of Anlong Veng. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)
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July 23, 2006
A Khmer Rouge loyalist smokes while attending death ceremonies for former Khmer Rouge military chief...
Anlong Veng, Cambodia
A Khmer Rouge loyalist smokes while attending death ceremonies for Ta Mok in Anlong Veng
A Khmer Rouge loyalist smokes while attending death ceremonies for former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok in the northern Cambodian city of Anlong Veng July 23, 2006. To most Cambodians, the 82-year-old Ta Mok was one of Pol Pot's most ruthless henchmen and a man who's hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the Khmer Rouge's 1.7 million victims. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
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June 02, 2000
Ai Siphal holds up the skull of what authorities believe was a Westerner killed in the Khmer Rouge's...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Kingdom of
MASS GRAVE FOUND IN PHNOM PENH YARD.
Ai Siphal holds up the skull of what authorities believe was a Westerner killed in the Khmer Rouge's notorious Tuol Sleng prison. The 72-year-old homeowner discovered a mass grave in his Phnom Penh front yard while he was digging up a tree. At least 10 skeletons were excavated, including the larger-boned skeleton of a Westerner. U.S. Defense Department officials said on Friday they would have the larger skull and bones tested in a lab in Hawaii to determine if they are those of Michael Scott Deeds, an American killed at Tuol Sleng and whose remains were never recovered.

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February 09, 1999
The last soldiers of the notorious Khmer Rouge change into Cambodian military uniforms during an integration...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
FORMER KHMER ROUGE SOLDIERS CHANGE INTO CAMBODIAN MILITARY UNIFORMS IN ANLONG VENG.
The last soldiers of the notorious Khmer Rouge change into Cambodian military uniforms during an integration ceremony at their former headquarters in Anlong Veng, 300 km north of Phnom Penh, February 9. Cambodia's defence minister welcomed back 1,700 rebels during the ceremony which marks the return of peace throughout the strife-torn nation after more than 30 years. Many Cambodians and western governments have called for leaders of the 1975-79 "killing fields" government, during which an estimated 1.7 million people were killed, to be tried for war crimes.

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December 29, 1998
Khmer Rouge defectors Khieu Samphan (L) consults Nuon Chea (R) before answering a reporters question...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
KHMER ROUGE DEFECTORS APOLOGIZE AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN PHNOM PENH.
Khmer Rouge defectors Khieu Samphan (L) consults Nuon Chea (R) before answering a reporters question during a news conference at a Phnom Penh hotel December 29. Khieu Samphan, one of the principle architects of Pol Pot's killing fields and Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's "brother number two" made the first ever public apology by a top Khmer Rouge leader for the estimated 1.7 million who died under the group's brutal rule of Cambodia in the 1970's.

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December 27, 1998
FILE PHOTO JAN86 - Two of the top remaining Khmer Rouge guerrilla leaders, Khieu Samphan (L) and Nuon...
Cambodia
FILE PHOTO OF KHMER ROUGE LEADERS IN WESTERN CAMBODIA.
FILE PHOTO JAN86 - Two of the top remaining Khmer Rouge guerrilla leaders, Khieu Samphan (L) and Nuon Chea (C), shown in this January 1986 file photo taken at a camp in Western Cambodia, have surrendered to the Cambodian government saying they want to live as "normal citizens", the Cambodian government said December 26. The two top Khmer Rough leaders will travel to the Cambodian capital next week for talks with Prime Minster Hun Sen, a senior military official said on Sunday. Standing together with Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea is the late Pol Pot (R).

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January 23, 1998
A young girl stands by the body of her father after a rocket, fired by Khmer Rouge soldiers, slammed...
Cambodia
A CHILD STANDS BY THE BODY OF HER FATHER KILLED IN ROCKET ATTACK
A young girl stands by the body of her father after a rocket, fired by Khmer Rouge soldiers, slammed into a busy market killing five people in Samrong, 300 km's north of Phnom Penh January 21. Hun Sen January 23 ruled out peace talks with Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the co-premier he ousted in July, saying he would visit the prince in Jail once he's convicted.

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July 27, 1998
A man holds an injured baby after the village of Kong Ben, near Anlong Veng at the border with Thailand,...
Cambodia
A MAN HOLDS AN INJURED BABY AFTER KHMER ROUGE ATTACK.
A man holds an injured baby after the village of Kong Ben, near Anlong Veng at the border with Thailand, was attacked by Khmer Rouge guerrillas July 26. Camodia's elections on Sunday were peaceful across the country apart from in the far north where Khmer Rouge guerillas launched a bloody raid on a government position in which seven civilians, two government soldiers and one guerilla were killed.

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July 27, 1998
Cambodian government soldiers examine some of the people killed after the village of Kong Ben, near Anlong...
Cambodia
CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS EXAMINE DEAD VILLAGERS AFTER KHMER ROUGE ATTACK.
Cambodian government soldiers examine some of the people killed after the village of Kong Ben, near Anlong Veng at the border with Thailand, was attacked by Khmer Rouge guerrillas on July 26, during the general election in Cambodia. The vote on Sunday was peaceful across the country apart from in the far north where Khmer Rouge guerillas launched a bloody raid on a government position in which seven civilians, two government soldiers and one guerilla were killed.

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May 02, 1998
Khmer Rouge soldiers and their families take a rest after crossing the border into Thailand through Khao...
Thailand
KHMER ROUGE SUPPORTERS REST AT THE THAI-CAMBODIA BORDER.
Khmer Rouge soldiers and their families take a rest after crossing the border into Thailand through Khao Khad Pass May 2. An intensified government campaign against Khmer Rouge guerrillas in northern Cambodia has forced nearly 30,0000 civilian followers of the guerrilla group to seek refuge in Thailand.

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July 27, 1998
Cambodian villagers flee Kong Ben village, south of Anlong Veng at the border with Thailand, after Khmer...
Cambodia
VILLAGERS FLEE FROM KHMER ROUGE ATTACK.
Cambodian villagers flee Kong Ben village, south of Anlong Veng at the border with Thailand, after Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacked July 26 during Cambodia's general election. The vote on Sunday was peaceful across the country apart from in the far north where Khmer Rouge guerillas launched a bloody raid on a government position in which seven civilians, two government soldiers and one guerilla were killed.

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