UN-backed court drops genocide charges against ex-Khmer Rouge commander

Genocide charges against a Cambodian ex-Khmer Rouge commander were dropped on Friday by the United Nations-backed court set up to try leaders of the brutal regime, according to a statement.

The Khmer Rouge, also known as the Communist Party of Kampuchea, sought to transform Cambodia into an agrarian utopia, but instead killed as many as two million people.

Ex-navy commander Meas Muth was charged in 2015 with genocide against Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese minority during Khmer Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979.

In full: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211217-un-backed-court-drops-genocide-charges-against-ex-khmer-rouge-commander

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