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Pol Pot and the Prosecution of the Khmer Rouge Leadership in Cambodia

  • The Khmer Rouge leadership ruled Cambodia for a violent period from 1975 to 1978, contributing to the deaths of one to two million Cambodians.
  • The Khmer Rouge attempted to create an economically independent, communist, utopian society with no religion, no family, no money, and no other "social evils." In the process, millions were dislocated and/or killed under the premise that the ends justified the means.
  • The current Cambodian leadership voted to establish a tribunal to try former Khmer Rouge leaders, but how far the arm of justice will extend remains in question.

On January 2, 2001, after years of discussion and debate, the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia voted unanimously in favor of legislation to establish a tribunal to try former Khmer Rouge (KR) leaders for...

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