This is an exciting and long-awaited news for us the genocide survivors globally! For the first time, two leaders of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been convicted of genocide. To make sense of it all, think of them as the Hutu extremist Theoneste Bagosora or Jean Kambanda during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi or Adolph Hitler’s deputies like Heinrich Himmler or Frank Hans during the Holocaust. I noticed another pattern here: Like the Rwandan Hutu ‘genocidaires’ and Nazis criminals, these Cambodian ‘genocidaires’ have no single shred of remorse. They claim to be targets of political persecution!
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life in prison, the same sentence they are already serving after earlier convictions at a previous trial for crimes against humanity connected with forced transfers and mass disappearances of people. Cambodia has no death penalty. Click here to read more as reported by AP News