Khieu Samphan (L) and Nuon Chea
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Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity

Two top Khmer Rouge leaders have been jailed for life after being convicted by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity.

Nuon Chea served as Pol Pot's deputy and Khieu Samphan was the Maoist regime's head of state.

They are the first top-level leaders to be held accountable for its crimes.

Up to two million people are believed to have died under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Jonathan Head reports from Phnom Penh.

  • 07 Aug 2014
  • From the section Asia
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