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Khmer Rouge May Be Tried for Genocide

U.N. and Cambodian leaders signed an agreement Friday to bring former leaders of the Khmer Rouge to trial for genocide, a breakthrough in the push for justice more than two decades after the brutal regime claimed 1.7 million lives. The agreement, coming six years after Cambodia asked for U.N. help in setting up a tribunal, must be ratified by the legislature, and U.N. and other officials have warned it may be a long time before the trials are convened. Sok An, Cambodia’s chief negotiator of the pact, and Hans Corell, the U.N. deputy secretary-general for legal affairs, signed the agreement at Chaktomouk conference hall — the site the government designated for a genocide tribunal. “With this step, the quest of the Cambodian people for justice, national reconciliation, stability, peace and security is brought closer to realization,” Corell told the audience of 500 students, government officials, diplomats and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Full Story

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