Monday, 23 February 2009

Cambodians Ambivalent About Khmer Rouge Trial

by Michael Sullivan
Listen Now [5 min 28 sec]
Weekend Edition Sunday, February 22, 2009 · Cambodia took a concrete step this week toward finding justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge as the first of five former Khmer Rouge leaders was put on trial for crimes against humanity.

As many as 2 million Cambodians were either killed or died from starvation, malnutrition or overwork during the rule of Pol Pot's murderous regime. But until this week, none had been brought to justice. Some Cambodians wonder whether the trials will achieve their goal of both justice and reconciliation.

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