Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairytale'

October 17, 2014 8:48 AM

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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairytale'

PHNOM PENH: A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairytale" at a U.N.-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Nuon Chea, 88, known as "Brother Number Two," has already been given a life sentence along with ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, after a separate trial at the same court in August for crimes against humanity.

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