Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment

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Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the two most senior living leaders of regime that presided over deaths of millions in Cambodia

Two senior leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime will hear on Friday whether they are guilty of genocide charges, in a ruling experts say will bring down the curtain on the troubled UN-backed tribunal’s quest for justice.

The Khmer Rouge’s former head of state Khieu Samphan, 87, and “Brother Number 2” Nuon Chea, 92, are the two most senior living members of the ultra-Maoist group that seized control of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.

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