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Cambodian Tribunal Upholds Life Terms for Khmer Rouge Leaders

A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia has upheld life sentences given to two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for crimes against humanity. Khieu Samphan, the former head of state, and Nuon Chea, second in command to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, were originally sentenced in 2014 in connection with charges of extermination, enforced disappearances and political persecution. The Supreme Court Chamber's top judge Kong Srim said Wednesday the life sentences were appropriate, and...

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