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Khmer Rouge Leaders Face Trial in Cambodia

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.

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