U.N.-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide, almost four decades after the ultra-Maoist regime which oversaw the “Killing Fields” was overthrown. Most of the victims of the 1975-79 regime died of starvation, torture, exhaustion or disease in labor camps or were bludgeoned to death during mass executions.


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