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  • The Khmer Rouge assume control of Phnom Penh and begin forcing its residents into the countryside.

    Experiencing Forced Displacement: Cambodia

    How does forced displacement impact civilians and survivors of mass atrocities? Read about the case of Phnom Penh, a city of 3 million Cambodians evacuated by Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975.

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  • Cambodians arrive from all parts of the country to observe the tribunals. October 2012.

    Never Too Late for Justice

    In a highly anticipated ruling, two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment by the tribunal established in Cambodia to try those most responsible for the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge betweeen 1975 and 1979.

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  • Cambodians arrive from all parts of the country to observe the tribunals. October 2012.

    Death Cheats Justice in Cambodia

    One of the most senior of the Khmer Rouge leaders on trial in Cambodia for the mass atrocities committed in that country between 1975 and 1979 has died.

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  • Remains from a mass grave in Cambodia's Kampong Chhnang province are now part of a memorial near the grave site.

    Reflections on Rwanda and Cambodia

    Determining what, exactly, motivated the mass killings under the Khmer Rouge government, from 1975-1979, and marked certain victims for death is an ongoing source of exploration among global human rights activists.

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  • Taing Kim, survivor of the Cambodia<br> killing fields, in Kampong Chhnang,<br> Cambodia

    Long-Awaited Trials Begin in Cambodia

    A few hours outside of Cambodia’s capital, 58-year-old Taing Kim, a delicate woman who spent several years as a nun, lives in a gray concrete house in the middle of a quiet village amid a sea of rice paddies. She settled in Kampong Chhnang nearly 30 years ago and makes her living by farming and selling firewood. She was married in 1980 but says her husband left her when he learned of her past.

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  • First Verdict for the Cambodia Tribunal

    On July 26, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia delivered its first verdict for the crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge, who were responsible for at least 1.5 million deaths from 1975 - 1979. The UN-backed tribunal sentenced former prison commander Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, to 35 years of imprisonment for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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