Cambodia: Will the final Khmer Rouge ruling close a dark chapter?

The impact of the regime's genocide is still felt today as Cambodians debate whether justice has been achieved by the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

Last week, a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia upheld a genocide conviction for 91-year-old Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Rejecting Samphan’s appeal was the tribunal’s last ruling after 16 years of attempting to bring those responsible for the regime to justice.

Under the Khmer Rouge, more than 1.7 million Cambodians, roughly a quarter of the population, were killed by execution, torture and starvation between 1975 and 1979 before the regime was overthrown.

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