UN-backed tribunal clears the way for Khmer Rouge genocide trial

July 30, 2014 10:55 AM

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.

Survivors of the communist regime's reign of terror, along with students and Buddhist monks, attended a hearing that laid down the ground rules for the trial, which judges said would likely start in September or October.

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