Cambodian opposition leader urges tribunal to keep prosecuting ex-Khmer Rouge cadres

(From Radio Free Asia)

About 300 people attended a memorial ceremony in Phnom Penh on Friday, marking the 40th anniversary of the day that the communist Khmer Rouge entered the Cambodian capital, ushering in an era of terror during which roughly two million Cambodians perished.

Survivors pay respects to victims of  Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh; RFA

Survivors pay respects to victims of Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh; RFA

Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party, presided over the ceremony at the Choeun Ek Genocide Museum, the site of the most infamous Khmer Rouge “killing field” on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, and called for justice for the victims of the five-year regime.

“I appeal to the government to encourage the Khmer Rouge tribunal to prosecute the former members of the Khmer Rouge,” he said. “Please allow the court to do this by giving it the means to fulfill its work in the soonest time possible. We want to seek the truth.” Read more

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