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UN Tribunal Convicts Khmer Rouge Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

A United Nations-backed tribunal has convicted two aging Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity, three-and-a-half decades after the communist group's bloody rule left nearly a quarter of the Cambodian population dead. The court ruled Thursday that 83-year-old ex-head of state Khieu Samphan and 88-year-old former chief ideologue Nuon Chea were guilty of murder, political persecution and other inhumane acts. The tribunal sentenced the two leaders, who are in poor health, to life...

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