Cambodia: Historic verdict as former Khmer Rouge leaders sentenced to life imprisonment

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On the 7th of August, the ECCC tribunal condemned Khieu Samphan, former head of state, and “Brother N°2” Nuon Chea, former ideologist of the Khmer Rouge regime, to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity. This is the first time that high-ranking officials of the Khmer Rouge are convicted by an independent Court. The court further ordered collective measures of reparation for the civil parties.

FIDH actively represented 10 victims living in France, and with its member organization in Cambodia, ADHOC, enabled 56 civil parties living in France and in Cambodia to attend the hearings and witness this historic verdict, issued almost 40 years after the infamous era of the Khmer Rouge.

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