Three top ex-Khmer Rouge leaders headed to court in Cambodia Monday to face charges for their roles in the genocide that terrorized the country more than 30 years ago. A U.N.-backed tribunal accused Nuon Chea, Khie Samphan and Leng Sary—all in their 80's—of having a direct hand in the killing of nearly 2 million people during their reign in the late '70s. Because of their ages, this may be the last chance prosecutors have to try the men. A fourth defendant, the only female charged, was declared unfit to stand trial last week because of her Alzheimer's. All three defendants maintain their innocence.
Khmer Rouge Leaders Face Trial in Cambodia
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