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The trial of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leaders begins

More than 30 years after the downfall of the brutal Maoist Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot, the trial of four of the major leaders of the repression who are still alive, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith, has begun in Cambodia. They are all accused of genocide, and specifically the killing of two million people between 1975 and 1979, by torture, starvation and executions. The trial is taking place at the international tribunal created by the United Nations.