Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The trial of the chief Khmer Rouge torturer has entered a second day at a United Nations-backed court in Cambodia. Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, has been charged with war crimes, torture and murder during his time as chief of the notorious S-21 prison.
Posted by News Daily at 8:42 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The U.N.-backed trial of the chief Khmer Rouge torturer has started, three decades after the fall of the Pol Pot regime, blamed for 1.7 million deaths in Cambodia.
Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, is charged with war crimes, torture and murder for his role as head of a notorious prison where more than 14,000 people were tortured and executed during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s.
Hundreds of survivors of Cambodia's Killing Fields queued for hours to attend the hearing, which finally begins after a decade of delays and wrangling.
Posted by News Daily at 10:49 AM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thirty years after the fall of Cambodia's 'Killing Fields' regime surviving senior henchmen of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot are to be tried on charges relating to the deaths of 1.7 million people.
Posted by News Daily at 10:37 PM
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thai defense minister and Cambodia's Prime Minister agree to pull out from around the Preah Vihear temple.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said after meeting with Thailand's Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan that the two neighbours have solved all their main differences of an eight-month-long dispute near the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple. The two sides have agreed to withdraw their remaining troops from the disputed pagoda area situated near the temple.
Posted by News Daily at 7:46 AM