Politicians sentenced to life in jail for crimes against humanity
Most of the victims of the Khmer Rouge 1975-79 “Killing Fields” regime died of starvation, torture, exhaustion or disease in labour camps or were bludgeoned to death during mass executions.
A fifth of the population was killed.
The UN-backed Supreme Court Chamber said Khmer Rouge “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 90, and former President Khieu Samphan, 85, had been found guilty of crimes against humanity, murder, persecution on political grounds and other inhumane acts over the forced evacuation of the capital, Phnom Penh, after the fall of the city in 1975.
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