A United Nations backed war crimes tribunal sentences former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea to life imprisonment for their roles in the Cambodian genocide that claimed a quarter of the population between 1975 and 1979.
The last living Khmer Rouge leader, Khieu Samphan, appears before a court in Phnom Penh in order to appeal his conviction and attempt to overturn it. The 90-year-old's hearing is expected to last for only a few days as analysts say that it is very unlikely that he will succeed in his appeal.
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A United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia holds its first hearings in the trial of four former senior Khmer Rouge officials, including former head of state Khieu Samphan and Pol Pot's deputy Nuon Chea. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-pacific-13922564 (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20110627-khmer-rouge-genocide-trial-opens-cambodia-0# (AFP via France 24)]date=August 2019
The United Nations-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia indict four Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for their role in the regime in the late 1970s, including Pol Pot's deputy Nuon Chea, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, Social Affairs minister Ieng Thirith and head of state Khieu Samphan.