Skip to comments.Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders
Posted on 07/29/2014 4:25:07 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe
Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime's two most senior surviving leaders has been split into a series of smaller trials, initially focusing on the forced evacuation of people into rural labour camps and related crimes against humanity. The first trial against "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, was completed late last year, with the verdict -- and possible sentences -- set to be delivered on August 7. At the opening hearing of the second trial, which focuses on genocide and other crimes against humanity, judges will discuss issues such as reparations for victims. "The second trial is equally important as the first, and more victims and witnesses will have the opportunity to testify about their experiences and suffering during the Khmer Rouge regime, on a broader range of criminal allegations," court spokesman Lars Olsen told AFP. The mass killings of an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 ethnic Cham Muslims and 20,000 Vietnamese form the basis of the genocide charges against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Before these charges were filed, the treatment of the minority Muslim group and Vietnamese community was rarely discussed. The pair also face a string of other charges for the deaths of up to two million people through starvation, overwork or execution during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-1979 rule.
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not exactly a quick trial
My apologies for the lack of paragraph breaks. I haven’t posted an article for a long time either!
Backed by the U.N? Oh, that just makes me feel supercalifragilisticexpialidociously, twitter-patedly better. Bribable judges, lawyers, jailers, guards, soldiers, and witness assassins. Oh, I’m SO glad the U.N. is in charge.
The U.N. being in charge tells why it has taken so long. I feel your pain at their control of this.
I testified before Congress, twice (July 1974 and April 1975) about the Khmer Rouge’s policies of genocide. Never get any press coverage despite the fact that I released a “sanitized” US State Department report by Ken Quinn, on these very policies and tactics to these committees.
There was a nice section on my first testimony/the Quinn Report, in Prof. Louis Fanning’s book “Betrayal in Vietnam”, 1976/77 but that was the only place I ever learned of having referred to my testimonies.
I tried to warn people of what was coming (I’m from a Holocaust family of WW2), but the media ignored what I was saying, just like they ignored so many more knowledgeable reporters and scholars about what would happen in So. Vietnam (Pike, Duncan, Hosmer, Hoang Van Chi, etc) if the communists won.
We were right but being “right” didn’t stop the torture, murder and genocide.
Today, Iraq, Afghanistand Israel all face a genocidal enemy, and in the long run, so does the Western/Judaeo-Christian world from Islamic fascists.
We raise our voices again, but is anyone listening? Certainly not at the State Department (John F**king Kerry, the betrayer of our soldiers/sailors and SVN) or in the White House where the closet Moslem/Marxist turns a deaf ear to the pleas for help coming from Mosul, Kirkuk, and much of Iraq, from the streets of Israel re Hezbollah and Hamas/Fatah, and from the non-Taliban women and teachers of Afghanistan.
Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it!
Not me, but I am only one person. However, I will not be silenced in my efforts to again warn the world about the genocide to come.
John F’ing Kerry helped the Commies murder 2,000,000 people in Cambodia by aiding our communist enemies with lies.
That’s very interesting information. I applaud your efforts then and your continued efforts. We simply must prevail in standing up for our rights, our country and our people, well, I can’t name every issue there is so much wrong today in our country and our world. We must stand and be heard! I agree!
Regarding the Cambodian situation, I have a friend who is married to Sydney Schanberg who covered the fall of Cambodia and is the subject of the movie, The Killing Fields. I’m wondering if you ever ran in to him with your involvement in this.
Of course, his politics is polar opposite - he’s very left wing.