NEWS + ANALYSIS
SIEGFRIED HERZOG

NEWS + ANALYSIS

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: KHMER ROUGE LEADERS CONVICTED FOR ROLE IN GENOCIDE

August 15, 2014 | by Siegfried Herzog

An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians -- 21 percent of the country’s population -- were killed or died of starvation during the 1975-79 communist terror regime of the Khmer Rouge. In terms of percentage of the population, no country has ever suffered so much at the hands of its own leaders, who were crazed by a utopian ideology that turned life in Cambodia into a nightmare.

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