Top ex-Khmer Rouge leaders face trial in Phnom Penh – CAMBODIA – FRANCE 24

Top ex-Khmer Rouge leaders face trial in Phnom Penh – CAMBODIA – FRANCE 24.

Four leaders of Khmer Rouge, the Cambodia communists, are on trial in Phnom Penh,

The four defendants include Nuon Chea, 84, the group’s chief ideologue once known as “Brother No. 2″, who was second only to the regime’s leader, Pol Pot. The other three accused are Khieu Samphan, the 79-year-old former head of state; former foreign minister Ieng Sary, 85; and his 79-year-old wife, Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot’s sister-in-law, who served as minister for social affairs.