Cambodia

Alleged Khmer Rouge officials Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ileng Sary go on trial

Three alleged Khmer Rouge officials have gone on trial in Cambodia. Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ileng Sary are allegedly the last survivors of the original seven-member Standing Committee, which is said to have been responsible for many of the key decisions during the Pol Pot regime.

The court has been hearing stories of how prisoners were treated during the regime’s time in power. One man reportedly had his stomach ripped open and his liver removed while he was still alive. In another incident, children were allegedly tied by their feet and swung against trees. The three men have insisted that the claims against them are false.

The case is the most high-profile in Cambodia since the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) convicted alleged prison camp chief Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, earlier this year.

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