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Genocide & the Khmer Rouge

1:14 PM, Mar 14, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Milosevic's trial for war crimes committed in the 1990s began in 2002 at The Hague. Yet, Khmer Rouge leaders are still awaiting trial on charges of genocide for the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians from 1975-78 under the regime of Pol Pot. Many Cambodians are worried that these aging leaders will die before they face trial for crimes such as those described in the book, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, by Loung Ung. While the Khmer Rouge leaders await trial, the forensic investigation of the mass murders committed during the Saddam Hussein regime continues.