Justice takes its slow course as Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal turns to genocide charges

July 30, 2014 4:05 AM

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Justice takes its slow course as Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal turns to genocide charges

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.

Khmer Rouge head of state, Khieu Samphan, and Nuon Chea, right-hand man to the group's late chief, Pol Pot, are among the few surviving top leaders of the brutal communist group that was responsible for some 1.7 million deaths from starvation, exhaustion, disease and execution when it was in power i...

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