Khmer Rouge leader moved to Cambodian prison for genocide sentence

The last surviving Khmer Rouge leader has been transferred to a Cambodian state prison to serve two life sentences after losing his appeal against a genocide conviction, prosecutors said Wednesday (Feb 1).

In its final verdict last year, the kingdom’s UN-backed court upheld the 2018 genocide conviction and life sentence imposed on Khieu Samphan.

The 91-year-old was head of state for the murderous communist regime that wiped out a quarter of the Cambodian population in less than four years in the 1970s.

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