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Will the last of the Khmer Rouge ever face justice in Cambodian mass killings?

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KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia — 

 

He looks out from the picture, a slight man in a loose shirt, a pen in his pocket, the jungle stretching behind him. The photograph was taken after murders he was accused of committing when the Khmer Rouge swept through this nation decades ago in a reign of fevered killing and mass graves.

 

No one knows whether the man, Ao An, a former Buddhist monk now in his 80s, will ever face a reckoning on charges that he oversaw the genocide of the Cham ethnic minority during the 1970s. After nearly two decades, $300 million spent and only three convictions, a special United Nations-backed court established to try leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia appears to have ground to a halt.

 

read more https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-26/17-years-300-million-3-convictions-was-cambodias-genocide-tribunal-worth-it

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Wasn't Hun Sen himself not a Khmer Rouge before he defected to Vietnam?

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On 2/27/2020 at 7:23 AM, fvw53 said:

Wasn't Hun Sen himself not a Khmer Rouge before he defected to Vietnam?

Yes!  He was a KR leader.  He was worried about being purged so he fled to Vietnam.  Then, when the Vietnamese invaded and drove the KR out of power, they installed him as the leader of Cambodia.  

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