Last surviving Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide and crimes against humanity at appeal hearing

Khieu Samphan is appealing a conviction of genocide committed during the brutal regime 40 years ago.

The last surviving senior leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge has denied ever committing any crimes against humanity saying he only ever wanted “independence and sovereignty” for his country.

Khieu Samphan, 90, is appealing a conviction of genocide committed during the regime’s brutal rule more than 40 years ago.

Part of Pol Pot’s inner circle and former head of state, he was found guilty of genocide against a Vietnamese minority by a UN-backed court in 2018.

In full: https://news.sky.com/story/cambodia-last-surviving-khmer-rouge-leader-denies-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity-at-appeal-hearing-12385253

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