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KR Tribunal Errs in Release of Secret File

The Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday released on its website, and then quickly removed yesterday, a confidential court document outlining crimes alleged to have...

Amid a Culture of Hit-and-Runs, a Call for Enforcement of the Law

In a week that saw drivers flee the scenes of three separate road accidents that killed two people and injured six, a road safety...

Group Condemns Cambodia’s 2009 Deportation of 20 Uighurs

On the third anniversary of Cambodia’s forcible deportation of 20 Uighur asylum seekers to China—where four were imprisoned for life and another 13 remain...

Survivor Relives Khmer Rouge Regime Hell

Providing testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday via video link from France, Denise Affonco, who authored the novel “To the End of Hell,” told the gripping story of how she and her family were evicted from Phnom Penh in 1975.

UN Envoy Calls for Judicial Reform, Lauds Other Progress

The court system is still “chronically underfunded” and laws on its management are almost 20 years overdue, the U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi...

Photographer’s Daughter Unveils Memorial

Marjolaine Caron has two very distinct memories of her father. One is of him taking her to a cafe in Paris; he read the...

With Binoculars, Ieng Sary Watched Laborers

Some of the enduring images and stories of life under Pol Pot, told in books, films and through testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal,...

Cambodia Retains Its Reputation for Corruption

Cambodia continues to rank among the most corrupt countries in the world and much needs to be done to enforce the Anti-Corruption Law and...

Witness in Case 002 Recounts Hardships During KR Regime

After surviving the Khmer Rouge regime, Ting Sokha was plagued by nightmares and needed to sedate herself in order to sleep and rid herself,...

National Staff Salaries Threatened at KRT

National staff at the Khmer Rouge tribunal will not receive their salaries on time this month and there are serious concerns they will not...

After ‘The Killing Fields,’ a Director Reflects

Roland Joffe could never have known how a story of friendship that he helped to tell, born out of one of the greatest tragedies...

SRP, Activists Release Balloons Asking for Obama’s Help

The SRP and anti-eviction activists yesterday released thousands of balloons from locations around the city calling on visiting U.S. President Barack Obama to help...

Obama to Talk Rights Abuses, Fair Elections

The U.S. will address human rights abuses in Cambodia and urge Prime Minister Hun Sen to conduct free and fair elections and end a...

‘None Were Spared,’ Former Khmer Rouge Prison Clerk Says

A former Khmer Rouge prison clerk yesterday described to the Khmer Rouge tribunal how evacuees and Lon Nol soldiers were mercilessly exterminated as the...

Dispatch of Troops Against Protesters Unjustifiable, Group Says

Soldiers should not have been deployed in support of a warrant to arrest land dispute protesters in Kratie province in May—an operation that led...

Tribunal Staff Warned Jobs in Jeopardy

U.N. special expert to the Khmer Rouge tribunal, David Scheffer, on Friday informed staff at the court that they needed to prepare contingency plans...

KR Defense Targets National Assembly Head

Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge war crimes suspect Nuon Chea sought to highlight the role played by National Assembly President Heng Samrin in the...

Ex-Soldier Recounts Orders to Kill at KRT

A commune councilor and former Khmer Rouge soldier yesterday told the Khmer Rouge tribunal that he and his squad were ordered to shoot into...

On the Eve of King’s Return, Unity at the Royal Palace

The news of King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s death drew large crowds at the Royal Palace yesterday as mourners swarmed about lighting candles and incense...

Young and Old Mark Passing of ‘The Last King’

Around Phnom Penh yesterday, the news of King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s death just shy of his 90th birthday appeared to resonate with both the...

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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