Nuon Chea (left) and Khieu Samphan
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Khmer Rouge survivor welcomes Cambodia guilty verdicts

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.

Khmer Rouge survivor Youk Chang said it was important the trial had taken place.

  • 07 Aug 2014
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