Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two former top-tier leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, which killed roughly 2 million people in Cambodia, have been sentenced to life in prison after a three year trial, reports The Guardian.
Chea, 88 years old, and Samphan, 83 years old, were charged with crimes that happened nearly 40 years ago under the Khmer Rouge regime, including crimes against humanity, homicide, torture, genocide and religious persecution.
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The Guardian reported that the court’s spokesman, Lars Olsen, called the verdict “a historic day” saying, “the victims have waited 35 years for legal accountability, and now that the tribunal has rendered a judgment, it is a clear milestone.”
Lawyers for the two defendants called the ruling unjust and said they would appeal the verdict, according to The Guardian.
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