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

Two senior Khmer Rouge leaders have been sentenced to life in prison for their role in the terror that swept the country in the 1970s.

Pol Pot's deputy, Nuon Chea, and the former head of state, Khieu Samphan, were found guilty of crimes against humanity during the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.

The pair face separate charges of genocide.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 07 Aug 2014
  • From the section Asia
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