Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty by a UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity.

Nuon Chea, 88, and Khieu Samphan, 83, were part of the Maoist regime responsible for an estimated two million deaths in Cambodia in the 1970s.

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Victims' families in tears as Khmer Rouge leaders jailed

Families of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime broke down in tears as two top leaders were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

At least two million people are thought to have died between 1975-79 during the regime's rule.

Soum Rithy (C), who lost his father and three siblings during the Khmer Rouge regime, breaks out in tears. Credit: Reuters
A woman cries after the verdict was delivered. Credit: Reuters

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