Khmer Rouge official appeals genocide conviction

Khieu Samphan, the last living leader of the brutal Khmer Rouge, appears before an international tribunal for his appeal against a genocide conviction today. The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979.

Khieu Samphan, the former head of state of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia for four years until it was overthrown in 1979, has appeared before a court in Cambodia on Monday.

He is seeking to overturn a judgment that convicted him of genocide against ethnic Vietnamese by the regime.

He is 90 years old today, and is the only surviving leader of the regime.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News