Ieng Sary
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Khmer Rouge chief Ieng Sary dies

Former senior Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary has died, Cambodia's UN-backed court has announced.

The 87-year-old was on trial for genocide committed under the 1975-79 Maoist regime at the time of his death.

He served as the regime's foreign minister and was often the only point of contact between Cambodia's rulers and the outside world.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia