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Did the Khmer Rouge commit genocide?
PHNOM PENH, 14 September 2015 (IRIN) - During its short stay in power in the late 1970s, the Khmer Rouge killed about a quarter of Cambodia’s population, but did they commit genocide? After four years of trying surviving senior leaders of the regime, a war crimes tribunal is only now attempting to answer that question. Demographers at the UN-backed tribunal estimate that between 1.7 million and 2.2 million people died between 1975 and 1979 under…
by Robert Carmichael, IRIN, Cambodia-based journalist
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