Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
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Saturday 02 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Cambodia's united Nations-backed genocide tribunal yesterday formally charged the four top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in the 1970s, paving the way for the panel's long-awaited second trial next year.
Saturday 11 September 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Thursday 26 August 2010
The former chief jailer of the Khmer Rouge is appealing against his conviction and prison sentence. Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, was convicted in July of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 35 years, reduced to 19 years because of time served.
Friday 06 August 2010
A British man wanted in the UK over the 2008 murder of his landlord has been arrested in Thailand, police said today.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Saturday 31 July 2010
Tuesday 27 July 2010
When I look back to 1999, when I found Duch living in the jungle, I remember thinking how utterly bizarre that he should, in the end, walk up to me. And yet I remember thinking "why shouldn't he?" It wasn't so strange given that very few senior Khmer Rouge members were on any sort of wanted list. The entire issue of justice was a new concept among governments as justice had been sidelined during the Cold War. It was only in the late 90s that putting the Khmer Rouge on trial became a serious consideration.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
A former Khmer Rouge chief jailer was sentenced to 19 years behind bars today after a United Nations-backed tribunal found him guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Monday 19 July 2010
Cambodian dancers are seen here performing a ceremonial dance in Phnom Penh yesterday to celebrate the repatriation of seven precious Khmer artefacts. The pieces, which were recovered by officials in the US, are made of sandstone and bronze and are thought to date back to the 10th and 12th century of the Angkor period. Included are a decorative temple element, the head of a male divinity and a horse.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
A 90-year-old Australian man has been arrested in Thailand and charged with raping and sexually abusing four young sisters, one of them as young as five, police said today.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
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