Cambodia: Khmer Rouge official appeals genocide conviction
17 August 2021 | 6:38 am
Khieu Samphan, the last living leader of the brutal Khmer Rouge, appears before an international tribunal for his appeal against a genocide conviction today. The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979.
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