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UN-backed Khmer Rouge court adjourns Cambodia genocide trial till next year

Nov 24, 2014    

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Cambodia's UN-backed court on Monday adjourned the genocide trial of two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders until January 2015 after lawyers for one of the defendants continued to boycott proceedings.Nuon Chea, 88, known as "Brother Number Two", and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, were given life sentences in August for crimes against humanity.The pair were the first top figures to be jailed from a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians from 1975-1979.Both men have lodged appeals against the convictions. A second trial, in which they face ...

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