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Soum Rithy (center left), who lost family members during the Khmer Rouge regime, and Chum Mey, a survivor of the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, embrace after the verdicts were announced Thursday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
August 7, 2014 The verdict is the first to be handed down against the top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two men will serve life in prison.
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
March 14, 2013 An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians were killed during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror. As "Brother Number Three" in the leadership and foreign minister, Ieng Sary allegedly convinced many Cambodians who had fled to return. Then, many were allegedly tortured and executed.
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