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Facing Justice: Episode 53

Feb 12 2015

This is the 53rd episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial. It was first broadcast on CTN on Monday 9 February 2015. A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) were sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.Episode 53 covers the fourth week of the new part of the second trial, ‘Case 002/02’ – from Monday 2 to Friday 6 February. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979), are accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes. The charges are related to ‘Genocide’ – against Chams and Vietnamese; the treatment of Buddhists, ‘Forced Marriages and Rape’, ‘Internal Purges’ and the targeting of former Khmer Republic officials.