Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, Aug 2011. Wikimedia Commons

By Raoul Jennar

Khmer Times-Nov 19

November 16, 2018, is a historical date – not only for Cambodia but also for all humanity. It gives hope that all perpetrators of mass crimes, regardless of who they are, will be punished. A small step has been taken in Phnom Penh in this long march towards international criminal justice. Khieu Samphan, former chief of state of the regime of Pol Pot and Nuon Chea, number two of this regime have just been sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, violating the Geneva Conventions and carrying out acts of genocide.

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First published in: Khmer Times