Khmer Rouge


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The name of the followers of Pol Pot’s Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian political machine that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979
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Pheng said the office would play three major roles - as a library of Khmer Rouge documents, a research centre and an exhibition space for displaying photos related to Khmer Rouge history.
Hundreds of thousands of these laborers died due to the strenuous work that the Khmer Rouge demanded.
The court, a hybrid U.N.-Cambodian tribunal, was set up in 2005 to bring to justice "those most responsible" for the deaths under the Khmer Rouge, has convicted just three people.
The tribunal has also been criticized for the long time it needed to reach a verdict and for the fact that only three former Khmer Rouge members have been held accountable for the regime's widespread crimes.
The last stronghold for the Khmer Rouge is brimming with historical artifacts and has the potential to be a good place for tourists to stop on their way to Thailand.
Ieng Sary, the third-ranking Khmer Rouge leader and foreign minister, died in March this year at the age of 87.
Despite Duch's dedication to communist ideology, he said that he realised that the Khmer Rouge's activities would end up in a "disaster".
Judge Nil Nonn said it was necessary to hear about M-13 to undertand Tuol Sleng s organising structure, the personality of Duch and the relevance of his role to the Khmer Rouge leadership.
The brutality of the Khmer Rouge after their seizure of power was also widely reported in New Zealand.
Pol's incendiary anti-Vietnamese rhetoric led to clashes with Vietnamese troops and, eventually, a Vietnamese invasion that toppled the Khmer Rouge, in 1979.
The announcement of his toilet products came two days ahead of a parliamentary debate on a draft bill to set up a special tribunal to try the former Khmer Rouge leaders.
Kaing Khek Iev, the Khmer Rouge prison chief known as Duch, was taken to Phnom Penh, where he will remain under protection until Cambodian courts decide what to do with him.