Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

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Source: BBC News

For the first time, two leaders of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been convicted of genocide.

His deputy Nuon Chea, 92, and head of state Khieu Samphan, 87, faced trial on charges of exterminating Cham Muslim and ethnic Vietnamese communities.

This was the first genocide verdict given by the UN-backed tribunal on Pol Pot’s brutal 1975-1979 regime.

Up to two million people, mostly from the Khmer majority, are believed to have died during those four years.

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