Four members of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were indicted by a U.N. assisted tribunal in Cambodia dealing with the mass killings and crimes committed under the regime.
The four are the surviving senior members of the Maoist regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975–1978 under Pol Pot. The four will be tried by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for genocide, crimes against humanity, murder, torture, and religious persecution.
In July, Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav, alias “Duch,” was convicted of crimes against humanity, including extermination, murder, enslavement, and a litany of other “grave breaches of the Geneva Convention." In four years, the Khmer Rouge killed more than 2 million people in Cambodia, which at that time had a total population of just over 8 million people.