Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the only two senior Khmer Rouge leaders that were still alive to stand trial for their part in orchestrating the forced exodus and mass killings of millions during a period now regarded as the Cambodian Genocide.
The Khmer Rouge attempted to create an agrarian society through genocide and social engineering, forcing people out of cities and to work on rural cooperatives. The offshoot of the Cambodian Communist Party formed in 1968 and was headed by the totalitarian leader, Pol Pot.
Nearly a quarter of the population - at least two million people - died under their rule, through a combination of starvation, medical neglect, overwork and mass execution when the group held power between 1975-79.
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The RSPCA has outlined in detail its policy on the shooting of seals that attack salmon stocks "as an absolute last resort".
We started the week warm, wet and windy but it will end much cooler and brighter.
The RSPCA is being criticised over its new welfare standards which permit salmon farmers to kill seals that attack fish stocks.